One of the finest visual treats to have ever arrived in theatres is here for a kickass weekend. “The Legend Of Tarzan” has adventure, romance and extravagant visuals of animals and the ocean and to top it all- the handsome man of the forest who will make you go weak in the knees.
After superheroes like Batman, Superman, Iron Man, and Captain America this year, it is time for Tarzan to entertain the crowds. Starring Alexander Skarsgard in the titular role, the story by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, goes thus: in 1884, King Leopold II takes control of Congo. When his kingdom nears bankruptcy, the ruler's best soldier Rom is sent on a mission to capture the natives. He and a local chief strike a deal - diamonds in exchange of Tarzan (the boy of their forest) who has moved in with his wife after marriage. Rom kidnaps Jane and Tarzan will go to any lengths to bring her back.
David Yates of Harry Potter fame disappoints with this adventure flick. The plot and characterisation are weak. It is only for the VFX, and lead actors Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie that you can go for this film.
Let’s have a look at what the reviews and critics from other sources say:
IMDb (7.2/10)-Tarzan acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Guardian (2/5)- Committed performances aren’t enough to save this film from uncomfortable colonial optics, uninspiring CGI and tedious plotlines.
Indian Express (3.5/5)- David Yates movie gives us a believable reason to revisit the tale of the man raised by apes.
Times Of India (2.5/5)- Yates fails to give his leading man any depth. Though Tarzan wears his brawny side in style but a lack of insight into his psyche, makes the film a weak brew. This Tarzan is sincere but roars tad too late.
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