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The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

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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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Cast

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 ... German Force Publique
Aleksandar Mikic Aleksandar Mikic ... Muscular Force Publique
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Storyline

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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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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UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English | Lingala | French

Release Date:

1 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tarzan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,527,856, 3 July 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$126,643,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$356,743,061
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To get in Tarzan shape, Alexander Skarsgård spent four months training non-stop in an "intense and all-consuming" workout regime where he said he "basically didn't see any family or friends" for the duration of the training period. He bulked up using a heavy weight-lifting routine and chicken diet, eventually building highly developed eight pack abs as he is shirtless throughout the film. David Yates described Skarsgård's Tarzan look as more of a "modern man" that "still has big muscles", but is "more lean, more ripped, more vertical" than the audience has seen before. See more »

Goofs

During the fight scene in the wagon, Tarzan hits the big guy out of the wagon and George looks out the wrong direction. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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AYE WE MAE
Written by GLACÉIA ADELE HENDERSON
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LEGEND OF TARZAN--A Common Sense Review
1 July 2016 | by ww_nightsSee all my reviews

It's simple. If what you want is a live-action version of the Disney cartoon, or a remake of those old "Me Tarzan, you Jane" camp fests, this isn't the film for you. If you don't like the character to begin with, this isn't the film for you. The vast majority of critics who thus far have given the movie unfavorable reviews fall into one or both of these two categories. It's disheartening, and it's so obvious they don't really know anything about the character and don't care enough to learn.

If, however, you have yearned for the day in cinema when Edgar Rice Burroughs' epic hero is treated with the gravitas and respect he deserves, and if you enjoy epic jungle adventure with a heart, by all means GO SEE THIS MOVIE! It is phenomenally good! Think of it like you would a dish of food. Let's say spiced curry. If you don't like spiced curry, you won't like it no matter how well it is prepared. This movie is for those who enjoy spiced curry. For those who love it, this is the most delicious dish you're ever likely to taste.


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