Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Movie Recap: The Legend of Tarzan

It's been nearly a decade since Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård), also known as John Clayton III, left Africa to live in Victorian England with his wife Jane. Danger lurks on the horizon as Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz), a treacherous envoy for King Leopold, devises a scheme that lures the couple to the Congo. Rom plans to capture Tarzan and deliver him to an old enemy in exchange for diamonds. When Jane becomes a pawn in his devious plot, Tarzan must return to the jungle to save the woman he loves.

The Facts:

Release Date:
July 1st, 2016
David Yates
Action, Adventure, Romance, Drama
Adapted from:
Alexander Skarsgard, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Djimon Hounsou, Sidney Ralitsoele

My Recap:

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a fan of the story of Tarzan. I watched many movies about Tarzan. It doesn’t matter how many movies I see, I still always love the story of Tarzan. So when I saw the trailer of ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ a view months ago I just knew I had to see this movie. This Saturday I finally went to see it.

The beginning of ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ was a little slow. I did not realize before I went to see this movie, that this movie would be about the life of Tarzan after he found Jane and started to live with humans again. This took some getting used to. Thankfully for me, I soon forgot about all the previous Tarzan movies and started to enjoy this movie.

Let’s start by the main characters. Alexander Skarsgard really was a great Tarzan. I loved the way he looked and talked totally fitting his role. He was definitely sexy, but above all he really portrayed his character in a way I could believe he really was Tarzan. The way he looked at the animals, the way he walked in the jungle. I was definitely impressed.
There was also a very nice chemistry between Alexander and Margot Robbie, who played Jane. I totally loved them together.
But the character I loved most in this movie was definitely George Washington Williams, played by Samuel L. Jackson. Boy did he do a great job. I really loved watching him in this movie. He was funny, brave and he really gave this movie something extra.

The special effects and the locations this movie was set in, where really good. It was really beautiful to see the landscapes. And I think they did a great job with making the animals as realistic as possible.
This movie is different than the other Tarzan movies. But I really, really loved it. There was a lot happening,  and the rest of the movie totally made up for the slow start.

I’m going to see this movie again, for sure!

My Rating:

The Movie Trailer:

For more information about this movie please visit the movie's website and Facebook page.


  1. I've seen several good reviews for this now, I definitely want to see it! I was surprised too that this wasn't an origin story but took up after he moved to England. Interesting. The plot seems vaguely like something from the original books, which is a good thing. I can't wait to see it!

    1. It was really a great movie. And those special effects.. Wow!! I can't wait to watch it again. I can't wait to hear what you think of this movie. ;)

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  3. I didn't realize this takes place after he net Jane. It sounds like it was well executed with the right actors to make it believable.

    1. I didn't realize it either until I was sitting there in the movie theater. It was a nice surprise though. :D
      The actor were really good, and not too bad to look at either!! LOL!

  4. I hadn't realized it takes place after he's met Jane either. I am glad you liked this one, It's been on my radar, but likely not one I will get to see before it is out of the theaters. I admit to having a hard time picturing Alexander Skarsgard as Tarzan, but everything I've heard so far says he fits the role well.

    1. I hadn't heard about Alexander Skarsgard before this movie, but I really think he did a great job. You definitely need to see it when it's out of theaters then ;)


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