Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt
OUR RATING: ★★½
Story: Action adventure film based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, directed by David Yates. The film follows Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) years since he 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, Leon Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
Verdict: If you want a great origin story for Tarzan then sadly this isn’t the movie to watch, but it still gives you some great action sequences and Alexander Skarsgard embodies Tarzan perfectly. As for the rest of the cast they all did a good job, Samuel L. Jackson looked like he was having fun with his the role, the only character I had a real problem with is Christoph Waltz, he seems to be the go-to guy lately for playing these types of characters and he’s just becoming too generic now. On a final note the movie was filled with potential but sadly wasn’t able to deliver fully mainly due to lack of depth in the story and bad pacing. The best way to enjoy this movie is really not have much expectations going into it.REVIEWS
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 15)
Voice Over: The jungle consumes everything. It preys on the old, the sick, the wounded. It preys on the weak, but never the strong.
Tarzan’s Father: I have done all I can to protect my family. We have been surrounded by predators. I fear we will never survive.
Tarzan’s Father: Today I buried my wife, now I fear for my child.
Jane Clayton: [to Tarzan] Hello, will you speak to me?
[referring to Tarzan’s hands]
Boy #1: Look at his hands!
Tarzan: I grew up running on all fours. It changed the bone structure.
Boy #2: Do you swing on things inside, like when you go upstairs?
Tarzan: Oh, I never take the stairs. I usually take the curtains
Professor Archimedes Q. Clayton: You may not like who you were, you may have enemies there, but you need to go home.
Jane Clayton: He is no normal man. He was thought to be an evil spirit, a ghost in the trees. They speak of his power over the animals in the jungle. No man ever started with less.
Jane Clayton: They speak of his power over the animals. Because his spirit came from them he understood them and learned to conquer them.
Leon Rom: [to Jane] Your husband’s wildness disturbs me more than I can easily express.
Leon Rom: I need you to scream for me.
Jane Clayton: Like a damsel?
Leon Rom: He’s Tarzan, you’re Jane. He’ll come for you.
George Washington Williams: You are Tarzan.
George Washington Williams: You are Lord of the Apes, King of the Jungle. Tarzan! Tarzan.
George Washington Williams: There’s a thousand men down there, twenty thousand more on the way. We won’t stand a chance.
Leon Rom: My king’s army is due in six days, all I have to do is deliver Tarzan to Chief Mbonga. I’m aware of his obsessive desire to kill your husband, but I’ve yet to discover the cause. What did Tarzan do?
Jane Clayton: Killed his only son.
Leon Rom: Oh.
Jane Clayton: Hm. And get ready because that is nothing compared to what he will do to you.
Leon Rom: Your husband’s wildness disturbs me more than I can easily express, whereas your spirit…
[he rings the bell and one his men enters]
Leon Rom: Lady Clayton’s finished.
Jane Clayton: A normal man can do the impossible to save the woman he loves. My husband is no normal man.
[as they approach the apes]
George Washington Williams: Hey, pretty lady!
Tarzan: That’s a male. If you get too close he’ll knock you to the ground.
George Washington Williams: You want to fight one of those?
Tarzan: Oh, I wish. I have to fight Akuns, he was my brother once. Now he’ll consider me a deserter. Whatever happens, do not interfere.
George Washington Williams: You sure you don’t want me to shoot him?
[Tarzan takes off his shirts and launches towards the ape]
Total Quotes: 15
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