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
In 2012, Warner Brothers sent scouts to cross Africa at the equator, in search of locations for this movie. Director David Yates was so amazed by the images they brought home, he hopped on a plane to see things for himself. For four days, Yates sat with his nose pinned to the window. The Gabon National Parks team flew him over the most remote parts of an ancient forest, to show him spots, like the canopy breaking for immense granite outcrops, breathtaking waterfalls, and black rivers reflecting the sky like a mirror. Upon returning home, he revised the script to include the incredible features he had seen. The film was shot in the U.K. at Leavesdon. Once principal photography was complete, cinematographer Henry Braham flew to Gabon to capture the awesome landscapes, because Yates wanted to give his film an authentic backdrop. A specially made mount for six high resolution cameras was built to capture incredible one hundred sixty degree panoramas that appear in this movie. Braham flew over the forest for several hours each day, in search of the perfect moment. See more »
Williams' thumbnail is not long enough to apply the siafu / army ants properly. The nail is used for cutting off the necks. You don't simply squash them. 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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