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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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David Yates

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Adam Cozad (screenplay by), Craig Brewer (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Skarsgård ... John Clayton / Tarzan
Rory J. Saper ... Young Tarzan (18 Years)
Christian Stevens Christian Stevens ... Young Tarzan (5 Years)
Christoph Waltz ... Leon Rom
Samuel L. Jackson ... George Washington Williams
Margot Robbie ... Jane Clayton
Sidney Ralitsoele Sidney Ralitsoele ... Wasimbu
Osy Ikhile ... Kwete
Mens-Sana Tamakloe ... Kolo
Antony Acheampong ... Kanam
Edward Apeagyei Edward Apeagyei ... Kimanga
Ashley Byam ... Kasai
Casper Crump ... Major Kerckhover
Adam Ganne Adam Ganne ... German Force Publique
Aleksandar Mikic Aleksandar Mikic ... Muscular Force Publique

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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 ahmetkozan

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

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The use of siafu / army ants to suture wounds is real, as is the size of the soldier ants. In order to find them in such numbers, one would have to search for a trail. They routinely move their nests, with the tiny worker ants carrying the larvae in a long, winding trail. They are protected by the soldiers who hold each other's arms to make a black, lace-like canopy arching over the trail. From a distance it looks almost like a trail of gun powder. As long as you have a bag of some sort to hold them, capturing them is easy. You lift this living ribbon of ants in the air with a stick, then drop it into the bag, close the bag and shake off the stragglers. It takes about three seconds before they realize they are under attack, at which point the quickly spread in all directions, at which point you quickly walk away. To use them, let one out at a time, then apply it as shown, using your thumbnail to snap off the necks. The jaws are permanently clamped. After several day you pull off the heads and you're good to go. See more »

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The map of Africa is far from accurate. Among other things, Kenya (which is clearly displayed) did not exist - just Maasai tribal lands abutting Somalia, which covered the horn of Africa. The map shown is clearly from at least a decade ahead of its time. See more »

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Captain Moulle: Mr. Rom.
Leon Rom: [looking up at stone] Opar! We found it.
Belgian Soldier: Captain Moulle?
Captain Moulle: Form your lines...
Belgian Soldier: [the machine gun is rolled forward] Maxim ready, sir!
Captain Moulle: Steady... Wait... Fire!
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A missing fantasy world without the beauty of brutality
28 August 2016 | by yt-278-797014See all my reviews

The story of Tarzan is more a tragedy in today's world. It is a sad time where we rape nature, destroy balance and revel in our destruction. When I used to read ERB's books, it did transport me to fantasy land. A land where everything was in harmony. In balance. In sync. Where the circle of life was complete. This movie, did remind me of our rapacious nature. It signaled the unstoppable nature of human appetite for destruction. But as a standalone move, it could have been better.

I read somewhere in trivia that Tarzan was a superhero. Well, not exactly with super powers, but definitely super human. He was supposed to have these extraordinary capabilities. He had been able to even defeat the great apes. The story teller or the director may have wanted to show the vulnerable or weaker side of him, but to me that was not Tarzan. For him to be defeated physically, his foe would have had to also been subject to character development. Tarzan is a character that is meant to challenge our physicality. If it were intelligence, I would go for, off the top of my head, 12 Angry Men, JRRT's LOTR and Peter Jackson for imagination, Star Wars for effects. I would have really liked to see Tarzan fighting and winning physical fights.

At the end of the day, Tarzan won. Simply because of his brute force in the sensitive universe of Africa. Not politicking. I hope the next story stays in the glorious fantasy world of ERB and brings out the physicality of Tarzan with a poignant touch. We don't really need realism here, but brutality. I want to see magnificent fighting. I want a contrast of nature with our modernity. I want the star of the movie to be Nature, her beauty and what might have been.

PS. It may have been interesting to see why Tarzan transitioned from nudity to loin cloth/pants!


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$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,527,856, 3 July 2016

Gross USA:

$126,643,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$356,700,357
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