The Legend of Tarzan Review
The Legend of Tarzan
1 Jul 2016
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
Alexander Skarsgård said that one of the main reasons he took this role
was to impress his father Stellan Skarsgård. He said, “My dad is a massive Tarzan fan. Growing up, we had these VHS cassettes of the Johnny Weissmuller films and that was my introduction to the character. But those films are seventy years old and so much time has passed that I think mine is a fresh take. I’ll never compete with Johnny Weissmuller, but I just wanted to impress my father. He was thrilled; he was more excited than I was.”
I really loved it, from the acting to the CGI. Very entertaining, funny at times. I’m thinking of going again which I never do
I enjoyed it and I laughed more in it than during Deadpool. I loved hearing George’s story about the Indians and how he connected that to what was going to happen to the Africans.
And what’s up with so many people saying it was sluggish?! It never let up, for Gosh sake! One user complained that he fell asleep because nothing happened. He must have missed out.
kinda strange tarzan is raised by apes and most likely learned african languages first then english from jane maybe but he speaks with an english accent?
ERB’s Tarzan was a natural mimic. He spoke several languages fluently and flawlessly. His first language was French. This movie takes place 8 years after Tarzan took up his heritage as Lord Greystoke. It is clear in the movie that he wants to forget about his life a wild ape man in the jungle and display all of the outward manifestations of an English Lord. That would include ,of course, an English aristocratic accent,which probably was acquired in his first year as Lord Greystoke
Just swings on the vines and jumps on the train and walks on top of it like nothing
Yeah … you’d think he had been reared by apes or something.
it could have been much more tense and action-packed. Tarzan swings onto the train and confronts the soldiers. The scene sort of fizzles when the soldiers stare at Tarzan and start pissing their pants. It wasn’t much of a fight that ensues. A missed opportunity to have a really great scene.
Felt like Samuel L. Jackson came from another movie..
And a better one at that.
Specifically Hateful Eight.
Complete with a man performing fe11atio gag.
He was the best thing in this movie in my opinion.
Agreed. He definitely brought that extra something to the film
“His ultimate hero”
Alexander Skarsgård said his biggest fear in taking on the role was that his little brother, who was 7 years old, would think that Skarsgård “is a shit Tarzan.” Skarsgård said his little brother looks up to Tarzan as “his ultimate hero,” and he did not want to let his little brother down.
Preparation for the role
To get in Tarzan shape, Alexander Skarsgård spent four months training non-stop in an “intense and all-consuming” workout regime where he said he “basically didn’t see any family or friends” for the duration of the training period. He bulked up using a heavy weight-lifting routine and chicken diet, eventually building highly developed eight pack abs as he is shirtless throughout the film. Director David Yates described Skarsgård’s Tarzan look as more of a “modern man” that “still has big muscles,” but is “more lean, more ripped, more vertical” than the audience has seen before.
The film is based on Dark Horse Comics.
In the books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan is the king of the apes. The apes are not gorillas, but a fictional species of great apes called the Mangani. Burroughs clearly differentiates between Mangani and gorillas when Tarzan fights and kills a gorilla in the first Tarzan novel. Although the apes in “The Legend of Tarzan” look like gorillas, it is the first film to use the name “Mangani” for Tarzan’s ape tribe. One of Tarzan’s native friends explains to George Washington Williams that the Mangani are more aggressive and dangerous than gorillas. Tarzan became king of the Mangani in the first Tarzan novel, but never became king in this film.
The film takes place
in the Congo and in London.
The film takes place from 1889 to 1890.
RT/Meta Critic Review
This movie is just great! The pace is not sluggish at all. The story actually flows very quickly and clearly. You could felt the characters, the animals and the actions. The cinematography is just beautiful – very much like the “Revenant” earlier this year.
Most importantly, don’t think it’s a bad or boring movie just because the critics are so low. It’s a quite enjoyable and exciting movie to watch! Go to see it, and you will love it!!(Mikedanny/Metacritic)