We are all familiar with the story of the child who was brought up in the jungle and became known as Tarzan. This latest addition to the films which have been made about the man who swings from vines is quite different from those that have come before. This time he is mostly known as John Greystoke/Clayton (played by Alexander Skarsgard) and lives in his family’s mansion in England with his wife Jane (played by Margot Robbie). He is asked by the prime minister (played by Jim Broadbent) of King Leopold of Belgium to travel back to the Congo to see what has been done there. At first he refuses then he is talked into it by the very persuasive American George Washington Williams (played by Samuel L. Jackson), who wants to see what atrocities are being committed there.
Once he decides he is going, Jane wants to go as well as she misses Africa. It is going to be more dangerous than any of them could have predicted as they are being hunted by a man named Leon Rom (played by Christoph Waltz), who works for Leopold. Rom has been made a deal with the leader of an African tribe. The deal is that Rom bring Tarzan to Chief Mbonga (played by Djimon Hounsou) and Rom gets his hands on the Opar diamonds. Soon Rom has captured Jane knowing that will draw out John. John and Williams are making their way through the jungle trying to get her back.
Director David Yates brings up expectations when The Legend of Tarzan starts off with a bang but unfortunately after the engaging start everything goes downhill. Things become predictable. The acting is rather uneven. To make my point the CGI gorillas might have been the best actors. The villains, though the big one is played by a Oscar award winner Christoph Waltz, are all rather stereotypical. Bottom line it is pretty much a mess. Tries to go everywhere and ends up standing still.
-Battles and Bare Knuckled Brawls
-Tarzan and Jane’s Unfailing Love
-Creating the Virtual Jungle
-Gabon to the Big Screen
-Stop Ivory PSA