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Within popular bourgeois media, the social contradictions of real life are overlooked yet alluded to through allegory. This is the case with Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt, 2011). In the CGI special effects-laden movie, a chimpanzee named Caesar is born with enhanced intellectual capacity. Caesar eventually comprehends his and other captive primates’ existence as starkly oppressed by humans and leads a revolt for freedom.

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