Orphaned and stranded in the heart of the untamed African jungle, little John Jr--the helpless son of the famous industrialist, John Greystoke--finds a new family in the shape of a mighty female silverback gorilla. Now, almost two decades later, Johnny is Tarzan, or the powerful "Ape without Fur", who finds himself up against the rapacious young CEO of Greystoke Energies, William Clayton, and his evil plan to exploit the unharnessed force of a prehistoric meteor. In the search of the extraordinary celestial body, Clayton will stop at nothing to rob the jungle of its invaluable resource; however, not if Tarzan and the daughter of the late explorer James Porter, Jane, can help it. Will the ruthless invaders desecrate Tarzan's virgin realm?Written by
When I heard that there was a new Tarzan animated movie being released I was really quite excited because despite my love of big robots and monsters smashing things up and things going BOOM I do have a soft spot for Tarzan, I have fond childhood memories of running around with a tea towel loin cloth and a potato peeler shouting Ahhhh ah ahhhh!!!!!
But this, was poor... Very poor... and a little piece of my childhood feels violated :(
So, the animation is like something from an average quality PS3 game cut scene and is the style that I would expect to see on a kids TV show (although the motion capture was put to good use, the poor animation at least moves well).
The potentially interesting story was diluted to focus on nothing in particular.
There was (in my opinion) totally needless narration at certain points to tell you what was in front of your face.
If I didn't know any better I would have said that this was developed to promote a new range of dolls for girls (Jungle Barbie and long haired, loin clothed Ken?).
Save your money, watch something else or if you really want to watch an animated Tarzan look to Disney's offering which while being a little more childish trumps this one in EVERY way!
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