It's not at all uncommon for film franchises to switch directors between installments, even when last entry was considered an all-around smash. That doesn't mean it's not disappointing when it happens.
Last summer, Rupert Wyatt
's sharp direction helped turn Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
into one of the most pleasant surprises of the season. So studio execs and fans alike were pleased when Wyatt agreed to return for ...