The one thing I didn’t like very much about Rise of the Planet of the Apes is Ceasar’s unnaturally deep, vaguely creepy voice. This was a concession, I felt, to a basic Hollywood notion that formidable warrior figures have to sound snarly and tough and commanding in some primal way. But if you’ve seen footage of a talking ape (as I have) you know they don’t have deep, dark voices but ones that are on the soft, high-pitched side. They sound like very old white men. So while the line “Ceasar is home” worked, the delivery didn’t.