I’m a sucker for Tarzan movies and think I have watched every single one that has ever been made.
Review 2016 by Flytrap’s Sis
The Legend of Tarzan
Written by: Adam Cozad & Craig Brewer
Directed by: David Yates
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz
Djimon Hounsou, Jim Broadbent
Complete cast & crew here
Running time: 110 Minutes
I’m a sucker for Tarzan movies and think I have watched every single one that has ever been made. After reading Burroughs books, none have been as good as his writings; but I still love that jungle story no matter how the movie unfolds.
I like the way this story is told. It starts out with Tarzan as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, already in his manor in England, with his beautiful and scrappy wife Jane. Of course the bad guys are up to no good in the Congo, so the vine swinger must investigate the goings on of his native people and his kingdom of animals. Flashbacks of his life and meeting Jane are all well done and memorial.
They managed to blend factual history (King Leopold of Belgium and the horrific events he put into play in the late 1800’s) with Tarzan’s way of dealing with it.
This is a visually stunning movie with beauty in most every scene. The location scenes and special effects really don’t require much acting and the story tells itself. However there are some great moments with Samuel L Jackson as the hesitant follower and Christoph Waltz’s villainous character is played as only Waltz can do. I never thought of looking at the time and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
I would recommend this movie but save your money and don’t see it in 3D. I saw no extraordinary scenes requiring it. No post credit scenes so scram when they start rolling unless you like to watch them.
Flytrap Sis rating: 7/10
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