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
Warner Bros. wanted to set up Alexander Skarsgård with one of their trainers to get ready for the role but Skarsgard refused and instead picked his own trainer to get ready. Skarsgard got up at 4 AM daily to workout for 2 hours before filming began and he said that it was important for him that if he was going to see somebody daily for a year at 4 AM in the morning, that they should not be a stranger but his friend. So he picked his Swedish friend Magnus Lygdback to train him. See more »
Chief Mbongas son kills Tarzans surrogate mother. You see him using an arrow with a forged iron head. A jungle tribe would not have the skills nor the tools to create such an arrowhead. They would use a tip hardened in fire. See more »
They finally portrayed the Tarzan character more like Burroughs wrote him! This is the best Tarzan movie I have ever seen. The acting is superb, and the settings are beautiful. The movie was so good that it seemed like I wanted it to last longer. It was sheer entertainment!
The stars of the film were really excellent in their roles, and I thought the two main characters perfectly played their roles. The rest of the cast were excellent also.
The story moves along briskly, and the plot is very effective.
I believe people will enjoy it, even if they know nothing about Tarzan. This is a very enjoyable movie, and I recommend it. We are going to see it again this weekend and bring our family and friends!
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