Tarzan is one of those stories most people know (or at least know a version of it) or are at least familiar with. The story I know is the Disney version - Tarzan is raised by gorillas then meets Jane and falls in love with her. You know, it's one of those lovey dovey stories (although there is a lot of action in it - remember it's animated though, don't get your hopes up). Anyway, I spotted the sequal in Oxfam and it's a film I don't have. Since all the videos in the shop are 3 for £1.00 just now I decided just to buy it and see what it's like. I'm afraid to say I was very disappointed by it. It was a waste of money (although I'm not going to complain about 33p).
There were many things I didn't like about it. For a start it was nothing like the original. Although it features some of the same characters - Tarzan, Jane, Jane's father, Turk and the elephant (I've forgotten it's name) - there is little to do with Tarzan being raised by gorillas, which was a part I liked (I mean, who honestly wouldn't want to be raised by gorillas - it would be a welcome relief for me from our dangerous, violent, corrupt society). There was also far too much romance in it. It was all to do with Tarzan and Jane being in love and the central theme was Jane thinking about what to do for their aniversary.
Another thing was that it wasn't just one story - it was three. It involved Jane, Turk and the elephant (and in the final story, Jane's father) telling stories of the adventures Tarzan and Jane have had since the last film. Jane was thinking about what to do for the aniversary, with the help of the others mentioned. She thinks about throwing a party but is reminded it would be too like the English society Tarzan doesn't fit into. She thinks about getting him a ring but is reminded of the events which occurred when Tarzan tried to get Jane some diamonds (which I am sure I have seen in the TV series of Tarzan - the whole film may just be epiosdes from the TV series - I don't know for sure, though). Finally, she wants to dance with Tarzan but is reminded of the last time she danced with Tarzan by her father, although they don't dance for very long - the story goes off in another direction. When I buy a film I expect to sit down and watch a full 2-hour long story (this lasts just over an hour, by the way - if you're trying to keep the kids busy it won't last long). Perhaps Disney just didn't have an ideas for good films. They do make some great films - this just isn't one of them!
The final gripe I have with the film is the soundtrack. Either it was so bad I just can't remember any of the songs or there was no music at all (either was, the film deserve the rating I've given it for soundtrack). Music is one of the things I look forward too in a Disney film - especially in the classics. Even the sequels usually have some music to them but this really displeased me.
In conclusion, the film is nothing like the original, has 3 unmemorable stories and has no music. I suggest you don't buy this as you'll be very disappointed with it, especially if you've seen Tarzan.