The Legend of Tarzan Reviews

  • Dec 28, 2020

    Extremely underrated film! Alexander Skarsgard did a magnificent job with the great iconic character of Tarzan. It seems a lot of people don't understand that this film is following the book of origin for the story about "The Ape Man". Because of how different this story is from the other past movie adaptations of this storie origin, it seems most were looking forward to seeing the normal story but were taken aback by this films different story. The acting is very well done! Every actor did a great job with the characters they were given! However... the actual characters themselves are a different thing. Leon Rom is the main protagonist, whose personality seems a bit bland and very strange type of villain to put up against anyone is this film, for his only strengths are that he is cunning, can squirm out of situations, and can wrap a necklace around other people's necks to choke them to death... Not quite a strong villain to bring a good ending battle against a character fabled to be "The Ape Man". Now with another character I had a very hard time with... George Washington (played by Samuel Jackson). The dialog and personality that they made for this character is very strange and odd, where it could have been done a lot better. Though, of course, Samuel Jackson did the very best he could at acting out this character. These two characters are the reason I cannot give this film more than 4 stars. The story, very close to its book origin, is quite a different tale than most are used to for when watching a film about "Tarzan". This starts out after he is married to Jane and lives in London, but then goes back to Africa and finds that it is in serious need of his help. This is one problem many viewers have with this film, which is that the gorilla species in this film are very different than how real apes are. This is strange to me, because in the book the gorillas are a type of species the writer made up. So, they are not supposed to be just like real apes. I loved the way the story explains the gorillas from the book, and how Tarzan must deal with them in order to gain their trust. Overall, a very well done film that I like to watch many times! Other than those two characters in this film, this movie is a masterpiece production that tires to follow the origin story as best as it could!

    Extremely underrated film! Alexander Skarsgard did a magnificent job with the great iconic character of Tarzan. It seems a lot of people don't understand that this film is following the book of origin for the story about "The Ape Man". Because of how different this story is from the other past movie adaptations of this storie origin, it seems most were looking forward to seeing the normal story but were taken aback by this films different story. The acting is very well done! Every actor did a great job with the characters they were given! However... the actual characters themselves are a different thing. Leon Rom is the main protagonist, whose personality seems a bit bland and very strange type of villain to put up against anyone is this film, for his only strengths are that he is cunning, can squirm out of situations, and can wrap a necklace around other people's necks to choke them to death... Not quite a strong villain to bring a good ending battle against a character fabled to be "The Ape Man". Now with another character I had a very hard time with... George Washington (played by Samuel Jackson). The dialog and personality that they made for this character is very strange and odd, where it could have been done a lot better. Though, of course, Samuel Jackson did the very best he could at acting out this character. These two characters are the reason I cannot give this film more than 4 stars. The story, very close to its book origin, is quite a different tale than most are used to for when watching a film about "Tarzan". This starts out after he is married to Jane and lives in London, but then goes back to Africa and finds that it is in serious need of his help. This is one problem many viewers have with this film, which is that the gorilla species in this film are very different than how real apes are. This is strange to me, because in the book the gorillas are a type of species the writer made up. So, they are not supposed to be just like real apes. I loved the way the story explains the gorillas from the book, and how Tarzan must deal with them in order to gain their trust. Overall, a very well done film that I like to watch many times! Other than those two characters in this film, this movie is a masterpiece production that tires to follow the origin story as best as it could!

  • Dec 08, 2020

    I wouldn't ever understand why this movie would get any negative reviews! It was a very good movie I have watched it numerous times. Loved it!

    I wouldn't ever understand why this movie would get any negative reviews! It was a very good movie I have watched it numerous times. Loved it!

  • Nov 23, 2020

    I've always loved all 3 actors - but this movie 🍿 felt forced. :(

    I've always loved all 3 actors - but this movie 🍿 felt forced. :(

  • Oct 24, 2020

    Seemingly took notes from Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" and provided an unofficial/alternate continuation to Disney's "Tarzan" under similarly tonal, faithfully spirited treatment in which Skarsgård and Robbie's performances followed while accompanied by purposefully characterized casting. This moderately exhilarating modern update that feels closer to the source material stands at the podium next to the aforementioned animation with a patient buildup of somewhat incoherently structured pace leading to a very satisfying climax. (B+)

    Seemingly took notes from Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" and provided an unofficial/alternate continuation to Disney's "Tarzan" under similarly tonal, faithfully spirited treatment in which Skarsgård and Robbie's performances followed while accompanied by purposefully characterized casting. This moderately exhilarating modern update that feels closer to the source material stands at the podium next to the aforementioned animation with a patient buildup of somewhat incoherently structured pace leading to a very satisfying climax. (B+)

  • Oct 16, 2020

    Absolutely brilliant, from start to finish! Great casting!!

    Absolutely brilliant, from start to finish! Great casting!!

  • Sep 30, 2020

    Legend of Tarzan is an example of poor film-making. With very poor screenplay, hazy dialogues and spaced out acting, it turns out to be a really sad affair and a sadder engagement. The real problem with the film is that it tries to do too many things , viz., it tries to champion rights of Negros, it tries to be philosophical and it tries to show the value of brotherhood etc. etc. at one same time, but fails miserably on every count one after other and at the end all you get is a bad dream which you forget sooner the better it becomes.

    Legend of Tarzan is an example of poor film-making. With very poor screenplay, hazy dialogues and spaced out acting, it turns out to be a really sad affair and a sadder engagement. The real problem with the film is that it tries to do too many things , viz., it tries to champion rights of Negros, it tries to be philosophical and it tries to show the value of brotherhood etc. etc. at one same time, but fails miserably on every count one after other and at the end all you get is a bad dream which you forget sooner the better it becomes.

  • Sep 27, 2020

    Tremendo cast para esta película tan común

    Tremendo cast para esta película tan común

  • Sep 07, 2020

    Average work from a director who has done great works in the Harry Potter franchise. The Legend Of Tarzan is boring and predictable for most of the parts, direction and editing were very poor, CGI was average. The actors did what they could with the generic script, though Samuel L Jackson and Christoph Waltz were fun to watch. But its a movie where the supporting cast contributes more than the leads despite of Alexander and Margot's earnest efforts. Overall a mediocre movie which I wouldn't recommend to anyone apart from a die hard tarzan fan. Could've been so much better.

    Average work from a director who has done great works in the Harry Potter franchise. The Legend Of Tarzan is boring and predictable for most of the parts, direction and editing were very poor, CGI was average. The actors did what they could with the generic script, though Samuel L Jackson and Christoph Waltz were fun to watch. But its a movie where the supporting cast contributes more than the leads despite of Alexander and Margot's earnest efforts. Overall a mediocre movie which I wouldn't recommend to anyone apart from a die hard tarzan fan. Could've been so much better.

  • Sep 04, 2020

    Film in cui sono ben chiari e distinti pregi e difetti; da un lato troviamo delle location e una fotografia ben riuscite oltre al solito strepitoso Waltz; dall'altro troviamo praticamente tutti gli altri attori, male assortiti, poco affiatati a partire proprio da Skarsgard, totalmente privo di interesse e non in grado di creare empatia.

    Film in cui sono ben chiari e distinti pregi e difetti; da un lato troviamo delle location e una fotografia ben riuscite oltre al solito strepitoso Waltz; dall'altro troviamo praticamente tutti gli altri attori, male assortiti, poco affiatati a partire proprio da Skarsgard, totalmente privo di interesse e non in grado di creare empatia.

  • Aug 25, 2020

    Although the return of the civilized to the wild was an interesting approach to rediscover Tarzan, the plot simplifications make the film stay halfway in this sense. On the other hand, the unidimensionality of the characters, added to the proliferation of common places and cliches, make the action scenes - very well achieved from the visual - lose interest.

    Although the return of the civilized to the wild was an interesting approach to rediscover Tarzan, the plot simplifications make the film stay halfway in this sense. On the other hand, the unidimensionality of the characters, added to the proliferation of common places and cliches, make the action scenes - very well achieved from the visual - lose interest.