The Legend of Tarzan

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The Legend of Tarzan has more on its mind than many movies starring the classic character, but that isn't enough to make up for its generic plot or sluggish pace.



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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.

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Alexander Skarsgård
as John Clayton/Tarzan
Margot Robbie
as Jane Clayton
Samuel L. Jackson
as George Washington Williams
Djimon Hounsou
as Chief Mbonga
Rory J. Saper
as Young Tarzan (18 Years)
Christian Stevens
as Young Tarzan (5 Years)
Casper Crump
as Major Kerckhover
Adam Ganne
as German Force Publique
Aleksandar Mikic
as Muscular Force Publique
Gary Cargill
as Unruly Force Publique
Shaun Smith
as Medieval Faced Mercenary
Ian Mercer
as Freckled Force Publique
Laurence Spellman
as South African Force Publique
Alex Ferns
as Force Publique Officer
Roger Evans
as Force Publique Officer
Clive Brunt
as Senior Officer
Faith Edwards
as Older Kuba Woman
Cedric Weber
as French Engineer
Richard James-Neale
as Jug Eared Soldier
Charlie Anson
as Sergeant
Maxim De Villiers
as Young Officer
Miles Jupp
as The Valet
Teresa Churcher
as Stern Maid
Jim Broadbent
as Prime Minister
Christopher Benjamin
as Lord Knutsford
Paul Hamilton
as Lord Stanhope
Ben Chaplin
as Captain Moulle
Faisal Mohammed
as Huge Warrior
Genevieve O'Reilly
as Tarzan's Mother
Hadley Fraser
as Tarzan's Father
Augusts Dakteris
as Tarzan Aerial Artist
Thomas Coghlan
as Smallest/Little Boy (aged 10)
Amelia Mae Butler
as Tiny/Young Girl (aged 9)
Jack Hammond
as Bully/Big Boy (aged 11)
Oliver Lamb
as Curious (Young) Boy
Matilda Hedley
as Child (aged 10)
Luke Smith
as Children in Greystoke Manor
John Harvey Wilson
as Children in Greystoke Manor
Adam Scholes
as Children in Greystoke Manor
Owen Walters
as Children in Gretystoke Manor
Orla McFarlane
as Children in Greystoke Manor
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Audience Reviews for The Legend of Tarzan

  • Jul 25, 2018
    Very mediocre adventure about Tarzan's return to the jungle that has not one real animal and very few actual landscapes to offer. And even the CGI is not always that convincing, some of the effects were clearly made for the 3D spectacle at the movies, but feel very fake at home. Unfortunately, Skarsgard is neither very charismatic nor talented as a leading man, the rest of the cast is decent enough with SLJ bringing some fresh wind in his scenes. That's overall fairly entertaining but also rather shallow and not particularly pretty to look at.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • May 26, 2017
    The Legend of Tarzan is a thrilling and action-packed adventure into the savagery of the jungle. Lord John Greystone must become Tarzan once more and return to the Congo when he learns of rumors that the Belgian king has reestablished slavery in order to develop a diamond mine. Featuring Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Margot Robbie, Dimon Hounsou, and Christoph Waltz, the film has a pretty strong cast. But the storytelling is problematic, requiring a lot of backstory to be told, and some familiarity with the characters. Also, the CGI is rather poor as the animals aren't integrated into the backgrounds very well and their movements have an unnatural look to them. Still, the action scenes are exciting and kind of creative in how Tarzan fights with and against various animals. Remarkably entertaining, The Legend of Tarzan presents an interesting and bold new vision of this iconic character.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2017
    If not for the many shirtless scenes with Alexander Skarsgård, "The Legend of Tarzan" would not be worth anyone's time. Samuel L. Jackson is ridiculous, Christoph Waltz is a caricature of God knows what, the script is insipid and the CGI is inept. But then again, there's Alexander Skarsgård -- and he's I can give a half-hearted recommendation based on that.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 13, 2017
    Anthony L Super Reviewer

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