The Andy Serkis Thing Is Weird: Open Thread

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is the number one movie in America this week. I haven’t seen it yet, have you seen it? 55 million dollars worth of people saw it. Perhaps, if you saw it, you can answer this question I’ve been having: how many apes DOES an average American city have in it at any one time? We know it’s enough to take over the world, clearly, but how many. 40,000? 40,000 apes per city? Anyway, congratulations to Frieda Pinto and the rest of Frieda Pinto’s Planet of the Apes on their huge success! Today another film blog posted a blog post called Andy Serkis Won’t Be Nominated For An Oscar This Year, But He Doesn’t Need To Be about Andy Serkis as the Premiere Motion Capture Actor and can we just talk for a second about how the Andy Serkis thing is kind of weird? Like, he was Gollum and King Kong and now he plays Ape #1 in this movie. His career highlights are all CGI creatures. It’s just weird! God bless him. I hope his family is literally COVERED in food. And he seems to be good at something that apparently is very hard to be good at. I’m not saying that sarcastically. I believe it! You might not think that it would be hard, but if he’s the only one who is ever hired to do it, then it must be pretty hard, because he’s probably pretty expensive at this point. Anyway, I don’t know. It’s kind of weird! He’s probably one of the more unlikely CELEBRITIES out there. Wanna talk about it? Hey, wanna talk about it? #SUMMERTUESDAYS