It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) 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, Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
- Great acting by the whole cast especially Samuel L Jackson who played the character George Washington William and Christoph Waltz who played the villain Captain Léon Rom
- Excellent visual effects, the scenery and the animals ,particularly the gorillas , were so realistic .
- It has a gripping story line that is easy to follow .
- There wasn’t enough back story . If you have never heard of the Tarzan you may not get the significance of his character and how he relates to the other pivotal characters in the movie .
Jane Clayton: He is no normal man. He was thought to be an evil spirit, a ghost in the trees. No man ever started with less
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.
Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård’s portrayal of Tarzan was not perfect but he most certainly did an outstanding job . He played the character of the man that was raised by apes with the seriousness it deserves . I was a little skeptical about the movie ,thinking it would be “cartoony” , but gladly i was wrong . It felt authentic . From his mannerisms to the way he relates to the animals and to humans . On his character Tarzan, Skarsgård said, “This is about a man who’s holding back and slowly as you peel off the layers, he reverts back to a more animalistic state and lets that side of his personality out.”
Christoph Waltz also displayed an excellent performance as Captain Léon Rom . At first glance he may feel like a cowardly villain , but he shows he can be ruthless and cunning ,and will do whatever it takes to get what he wants.
One disappointment I had about the movie is that not much attention was given to the origin story of Tarzan, viewers are seemingly expected to know exactly who he is .
The Legend of Tarzan is an action adventure movie that can be enjoyed by the whole family .
3 out of 5