Clunky Title, pretty entertaining movie.
Caesar played by Andy Serkis otherwise known as Gollum, is the star of the film. Not bad for an Ape. The facial expressions and the emotions seen in his eyes really carry the film.
All the Apes in the film are digitally created visual effects created using Motion Capture. The same guys(Weta Digital) that did the LotR's films and Avatar are responsible. A lot better than dudes dressed in Monkey suits.
Here's my short plot synopsis, Ape gets captured, Ape gets special Drug, Ape has baby, Baby smart and grows up with humans, Ape goes Apeshit and put in the naughty house, Ape get mad, Ape break out.