Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

Director: David Yates

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson

It's been nearly a decade since Tarzan, also known as John Clayton III, left Africa to live in Victorian England with his wife Jane. Danger lurks on the horizon as Leon Rom, a treacherous envoy for King Leopold, devises a scheme that lures the couple to the Congo. Rom plans to capture Tarzan and deliver him to an old enemy in exchange for diamonds. When Jane becomes a pawn in his devious plot, Tarzan must return to the jungle to save the woman he loves.

Now, this movie takes place after Tarzan has come back to his birth rite and acts like a normal human being. You could call these the boring years. Him living in a large house with servants and staff. He is past the years of living in the jungle and swing on a vine with monkeys. He is going to save Jane and get back diamonds. The story sounds more like the plot of an old B-movie, than a huge big budget Hollywood movie.

I still wanted to see Tarzan in the jungle. Like he hated modern life so much that he wanted to back to the jungle and live with the monkeys. That would have been a better story, than this one. It was not that interesting. The story was like one of the B-rate Tarzan movies back in the day. I was just wanted so much more from this movie. Tarzan was still way too adapted to normal life.

I believe that the real reason that this movie did as well as it did was that Alexander Skarsgård from True Blood was playing Tarzan. People just wanted to see him all built and buff. They knew that he would be shirtless a lot, because he is playing Tarzan. Lots of women went out to see this movie. It was not for the story.

The best part of the movie was how great it looked. The animals looked real. There is no way that he could be around loose animals like that and live. The creation of the cats and gorillas was beautiful. You could almost see each hair on them. The visual was that detailed. The background blended well with the actors and the CGI animals. Every scene was created smoothly.

I was just not that impressed with this movie's story. Everything else in the movie was well made. I just wanted more from the story, since the movie was such a large production. I knew that there will be lots of people that will love this movie. I just was not one of them. I think that you should give it a 
shot, if you are really interested in watching it. Enjoy.

The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Trailer

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