The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

The Legend of Tarzan 2016

US Title:
The Legend of Tarzan
Year:
2016
Country:
US
Director:
David Yates


What’s It About?
Years after Tarzan and Jane departed Africa for the stuffy confines of upper-society England, Tarzan is invited back to the Congo under the guise of a diplomatic envoy to secretly investigate rumors that the Belgian army is enslaving the people and preparing to take over the country.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
I wasn’t too thrilled with this one. It has a couple of good moments and some impressive visuals, but the overall story is very scattered, messy, and also kind of hokey. I think the script tries to do too many things at once and the result is that it doesn’t do any of those things particularly well. I enjoyed the supporting cast more than the main saga. Both Margot Robbie and Samuel L. Jackson give strong performances that are fun to watch. I wish more time had been spent with those characters; it might have made for a better movie.

Final Grade: C-

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