Well I'm not very familiar with the original series, this movie is filled with a huge si-fi vibe. The CGI is impressive even thought at times you could it is fake, but that doesn't stop the you from loving the main character, Ceaser. I do believe in the future people who act through motion capturing will get awards for it because what this movie does show is the potential of motion capturing actors and how much life they give to these characters. I recommend to go see this movie, because it is one of the best si-fi, action, dramatic movies of the year. It is a great movie for people not familiar with the franchise and will likely start a new generation of Ape fans.