Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.
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
Director David Yates said that Alexander Skarsgård was always his first choice for the role of Tarzan. He said, "I knew it had to be Alex really early on. Finding a really good actor with a really good body is actually very tricky. Someone who can act very brilliantly, which Alex can, but also look fantastic without his clothes on, that combination is extremely rare and Alex has both those gifts. The Tarzan in my head was tall and vertical and had real length. I love Alex's verticality, his poise, his grace. It was always Alex for me. I went through the process of meeting other people, but it was only Alex in my mind. We basically built the role for him." See more »
When John, the tribesman and George are at the top of the bluff, George is sat with his rifle slung across his back as he gestures behind him into the jungle. When he pushed to his feet his rifle is suddenly in his hand. 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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