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The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1 July 2016 (USA)
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Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.



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John Clayton following his parents' death in Africa would be raised by an ape and would be known by the name Tarzan, would leave Africa and go to his parents's home in England along with woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He would be asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal like slavery. He needs to prove it. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. They go and when they arrive a man named Rom who works for Leopold attacks the village they are at and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle and Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. . Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, some sensuality and brief rude dialogue | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

1 July 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tarzan  »

Box Office


$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,135,000 (USA) (1 July 2016)


$108,213,397 (USA) (20 July 2016)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Captain Rom is based on Léon Auguste Théophile Rom, a Belgian soldier in the Congo Free State during the late 19th century. He became controversial for his brutal treatment of Africans in the Stanley Falls area. Missionaries said Rom used the severed heads of 21 Congolese to decorate his flower beds. He died in Brussels in 1924. See more »


The fastening system used to attach the railroad tracks to the ties are ones used in modern Europe on concrete ties. It's more likely that simple spikes driven in wooden ties would have been used in the latter part of the 19th century in Africa. See more »


[from trailer]
George Washington Williams: You are Lord of the Apes, King of the Jungle. Tarzan. Tarzan.
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Version of Tarzan: The Epic Adventures (1996) See more »

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FINALLY!!! The Tarzan film fans have been waiting for!
30 June 2016 | by (Little Rock, AR) – See all my reviews

FLASHBACK: 1998… Having tracked the project from pre-production to final release, and with all the excitement and anticipation I'd built up for the film, I entered a dark theater in Little Rock, AR completely jacked UP to see "Tarzan And The Lost City". It was the Saturday noon matinée, first weekend of the release. Having read the original novels as a youth, I was looking so forward to the movie that would do justice for a modern audience regarding the character I grew up loving, dispelling all the silly pop-cultural stereotypes and giving him a proper and fitting introduction. I got the best seat in the house that day, but for the wrong reason as I looked around and realized I was the only one in the room. Optimistically, I later joked with friends that I'd gotten a "private screening" of the film. A few years later, I ended up launching my Tarzan fansite, TARZAN.CC, utilizing many graphics pilfered from the "Tarzan and the Lost City" website to emulate the look. It was my tribute to the film. And I soon began that journey of excitement and anticipation yet again for the new rumored Warner Bros. Tarzan project. I'd love to chronicle that adventure here, but it would distract from this review so I'll sum it up by recognizing the names of the fallen on that journey: Director John August, Director Guillermo del Toro and Screenwriter John Collee, Director Stephen Sommers… I finally lost hope that the film would ever come to fruition.

And then, a few years beyond a decade later, Warner Bros. were basically told to get their act together or lose their option on the project. And they stepped up to the challenge in spades with "THE LEGEND OF TARZAN".

Just last Tuesday, I was privileged to attend a private early screening with the film's producers, members of the Edgar Rice Burroughs family, several very esteemed persons tightly connected to the Tarzan universe in film, print, art, and fandom, plus a few friends I brought along to see how they received it.

On all fronts, "The Legend of Tarzan" was a KNOCK OUT OF THE PARK!!! A state of the art theater on the studio's own lot packed to the brim with eager fans; once again, the BEST seat in the house (depending on your tolerance). I was 2nd row center, with a HUGE screen in front of me and the killer audio rattling me to the bones.

The reaction to the film was UNANIMOUS as we applauded straight through the final credits. Finally, a studio who put the money necessary into producing the RIGHT film. Finally, a screenwriter and director who cared enough about the source material to fight hard for their vision of the film, and get the right actors for the job. And FINALLY… a film worthy of the original character of Tarzan from Edgar Rice Burroughs' original novels, with all his power, fearlessness, and without hesitation toward action against insurmountable challenges.

See this film expecting to see a fitting representation of real heroism driven by love, dedication, and absolute resolve. This generation has been sorely deprived of these types of positive, character-inspiring role models as marketing peeps have instead perfected the profitable art of catering to and nurturing our more dangerous, self-destructive instincts and childlike demands for instant gratification… and our society has unarguably become weaker for it. It's time for a whole new generation to rediscover their primal drive to love and protect their own, fight for their place in this world, and establish their individuality as leaders instead of followers. This is the film we've been WAITING for, and I'm encouraging people to drop their concepts and preconceptions, see the film, and learn from it. This is an ERB novel realized on screen, a true pulp adventure beautifully brought to life with dramatic excellence, and for new folks it might require the ability to step outside their familiar world for a moment to appreciate. If it doesn't quite grab you the first time through, a second viewing is highly recommended.

AAA+++ 10/10

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