The Legend of Tarzan

PLOT:

It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.

What people are saying:

“The site’s critical consensus reads, “The Legend of Tarzan has more on its mind than many movies starring the classic character, but that isn’t enough to make up for its generic plot or sluggish pace” 2 stars

“Enjoyed it fine. Not gonna change your life; just some fun entertainment. Keep your expectations within reason for this one.” 3 stars

“Must say disappointed with the movie. Thought the gorillas were well done but the ending was absolutely ridiculous. Too many animals fighting against the bad guys. Never knew Tarzan could communicate with alligators. Jackson and Waltz were good as always, but they couldn’t save this. You can survive a fight with an 800 pound angry gorilla, but you have trouble with a lone man. Give me a break! ” 2 stars

“For the knowledgeable Tarzan fan (reader) the story is total crap, however it may be the most watchable Tarzan movie ever. This Tarzan is the real deal, not that crybaby monkey-boy from the Highlander guy. Margot Robbie is exquisite as Jane, and Samuel L. Jackson plays pretty much the same character he always does. Don’t be afraid to give this one a try while waiting for someone, someday, to do Tarzan by the book.” 4 stars

“They’ve turned Tarzan into something of a cross between Spider-Man and Batman although I’m not so sure that old Spidey could of kept up with the vine swinger or that Batman could have laid as many blokes low without his utility belt. With Margot Robbie, as Jane, it would’ve played a whole lot better if they had just got Jason Lee to play Tarzan and called it “Tarzan; Earl of the Jungle” and made a parody out of it as the likes of something Monty Python would’ve done if they had been given the chance. It was so close to a parody that it wouldn’t have taken very much more effort and would’ve probably done much better at the box office. They relied so heavily on CGI that most of the time I thought that I was watching anime rather than a motion picture. But, the question that is really dogging me is why there wasn’t the Tarzan yell in the flick? I’m pretty sure that Alexander Skarsgard is now the 22nd actor to have played Tarzan in a motion picture…but Johnny Weissmuller is still number one in my opinion. I give it one and a half stars but if you were to ask me on a better day I might had gave it two.” 1 1/2 stars

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