This new entry in the Apes series of films has a lot working against it. For one thing, Tim Burton's remake of Planet of the Apes royally sucked. Who really wanted a sequel/prequel? For another, Fox has shuffled the release date back and forth from summer to winter and back again. Also, in a last-minute move, the title changed from just Rise of the Apes to the more awkward Rise of the Planet of the Apes. And finally, its star, James Franco, is coming off the tail end of some very negative publicity from his Oscar hosting stint.