Sure, most 3D movies feel like you’re a part of the action. But you can’t tell me that I wasn’t just in the Congo.
The Legend of Tarzan was one of the most incredible movies I’ve ever been to. From the impeccable acting (AND OKAY NOT TO MENTION BODIES HELLO ALEXANDER SARKSGARD) to the insanely real CGI effects, The Legend of Tarzan absolutely blew me away.
The plot was complex enough, without making it confusing to follow; and the story moves briskly, keeping you entertained the whole time (I almost didn’t want it to end). The Legend of Tarzan is unique in that it’s not an origin story. While the origins of Tarzan are explored in a few flashback scenes (reminding me a lot of Batman Begins), the movie is really about John Clayton, Lord of Greystoke (aka Tarzan’s real name and title). Tarzan has been living in England with Jane for the past few years and has left the jungle behind him, but when he is asked to help expose a slavery ring in the Congo, he is drawn back to Africa.
Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie portray Tarzan and Jane in this movie, and they actually make you care about these two characters. Skarsgard plays Tarzan as a stoic gentleman trying not to be the animal he was raised to be, while Robbie portrays the feistiest Jane you’ve ever seen. Then there’s the charisma and humor of Samuel L. Jackson as real-life historical figure, Dr. George Washington Williams, who joins Tarzan on his quest to save the Congo. Couple that with Christoph Waltz being Christoph Waltz as the bad guy, Leon Rom, and you’ve got a fun, emotionally resonant pulp adventure that Tarzan author, Edgar Rice Burroughs, would most likely be proud of.
It’s safe to say that The Legend of Tarzan presents the truest portrayal of Tarzan ever depicted by Hollywood. He’s intelligent, charismatic, and savage. Its elegant, dangerous atmosphere and crazy special effects are absolutely mesmerizing (the apes, especially Tarzan’s “foster mother” Kala, look so real I had to convince myself they weren’t). This is not only a lavishly produced action-epic, but also a sentimental adventure as Tarzan and Jane return to the jungle to face a relentless evil.
GO SEE IT! You won’t be disappointed!