The 10 best film and television prequels
In anticipation of Syfy's upcoming Peter Pan prequel 'Neverland'
'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' (2011)
After Tim Burton's 2001 misfire that attempted to update the long-running franchise for the 21st century, Fox went back to the drawing board and devised this thrilling prequel in which Caesar (a compelling, mo-capped Andy Serkis) leads an army of rebellious simians against their human oppressors. There's no twist, as in the 1968 original, just a tight script and a sense of gritty realism. - DL