Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is 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. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it.Written by
The very first draft of the film was loosely based on two original Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, "The Return of Tarzan" and "Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar," but subsequent drafts evolved from that point to be a different take. See more »
According to documents Rom takes at the port, Lord and Lady Greystoke travel to Africa on the White Star Line's Britannic. While the Britannic (sister ship to the Olympic and Titanic) was an actual ship, it's impossible for the Greystokes to have been passengers at that time. The film is set in the early 1890s - construction on the Britannic began November 1911.
It is possible the filmmakers chose an earlier White Star Liner, also named Britannic, which was built in 1874 and scrapped in 1903, but this ship ran a service between Liverpool and New York during the time the film takes place. See more »
I've seen stencil graffiti with more depth than this
If you want to see a painfully unoriginal and unengaging story of paint-by-number characters getting at it in the green room for 90% of the time, go see this movie.
The most deplorable thing about this movie - aside from the plot being an incoherent mess - is the way the villains are portrayed as caricatures, and the good guys as saints who can do no wrong. I don't know about you, but when the villains are portrayed as sadistic psychopaths with no real motive or character, I lose interest in the story.
tl;dr lots of CG, completely two-dimensional characters and a plot that could've been auto-generated with a smartphone app.
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