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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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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

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 »

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The child Tarzan has brown eyes, the adult Tarzan has blue eyes. 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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OPAR ADVANCE
Written & Produced by Rupert Gregson-Williams & LEBO MORAKE
Performed by ZOE MTHIYANE
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Great Adventure
16 October 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the Nineteenth Century, John Clayton (Alexander Skarsgård) is married with Jane Clayton (Margot Robbie) and fully adapted to the life in London. He is invited by King Leopold from Belgian to visit Africa but he refuses. However the American Dr. George Washington Williams (Samuel L. Jackson) convinces him to go since he wants to prove that there is slavery in the Belgian lands. Jane also goes with them and out of the blue, the village where they are lodged is attacked by the mercenaries commanded by the evil Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz) that works to Leopold. He wants to capture Tarzan to deliver him to Chief Mbonga (Djimon Hounsou), who is seeking revenge since Tarzan has killed his only son. In return, Rom will receive a chest of diamonds that Rom will use to pay mercenaries to invade Congo. However Washington saves Tarzan and Rom kidnaps Jane, expecting to be followed by Tarzan that crosses the jungle with Washington to rescue Jane. Will they succeed in their journey?

"The Legend of Tarzan" is a great adventure of the ape man. Alexander Skarsgård is an excellent Tarzan and the Hollywood's darling Margot Robbie is great in the role of Jane. Christoph Waltz performs an evil villain and the efficient Samuel L. Jackson completes the good cast. The CGI is impressive, with the gorillas and Tarzan climbing the lianas. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Lenda de Tarzan" ("The Legend of Tarzan")


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