Film Review – The Legend Of Tarzan

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With the historical background of Congo in the opening credits, Tarzan revisits his place of birth where he was raised by apes, but this time with his wife Jane Porter (Margot Robbie). Accompanied by US representative George Washington Williams (Samuel L. Jackson in an insipid role), Tarzan reaches the African shores to set matters right and set the slaves free.

The script of this latest Tarzan franchise is as threadbare as the loin-clothed Tarzan of the 20s and 30s was. On the positive side, the cinematographers have ensured that the visuals are arresting. So are the periodic flashbacks, which delineate Tarzan’s conception and his first meeting with Jane.

The 19th to portray Tarzan, Alexander Skarsgard’s version is a far cry from the one conceptualized by its originator Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Disclaimer: No humans were harmed or injured during the making of this film. All animals were computer-generated.

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