Star Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and Djimon Hounsou
Director: David Yates
Producer: Jerry Weintraub, David Barron, Alan Riche and Tony Ludwig
Claps For: Performances, Background Score, Visual Effects and Direction
Slaps For: Has nothing new to offer, weak script
What’s New: Nothing
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: “He is Tarzan. You are Jane. He will come for you!”
Performances: Alexander Skarsgård swings his way into the jungle as the much-loved character Tarzan with confidence. His portrayal of Tarzan is intense, and let’s his eyes and silence do the talking. He captures the mannerisms of the jungle life with perfection.
Thankfully, Margot Robbie is just not shown as the damsel in distress. The actress gets a few scenes to show her acting prowess as the simple and loving yet fierce Jane Porter.
Samuel L. Jackson is a complete delight to watch and makes sure that ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ doesn’t become a boring affair.
Christoph Waltz sinks his teeth into the character of the emotionally stunted and evil Captain Rom. However, he is let down by a weak script which doesn’t allow him to come across as the fear-invoking villain.
Direction: Harry Potter director David Yates takes it on himself to bring back the legend of Tarzan on the big screens and makes an honest and wonderful attempt weave magic into the world of jungle. From emotional flashbacks and intense romantic scenes to the heart-pumping action scenes- the movie has all the elements to make for a complete entertainer.
‘The Legend of Tarzan’ moves at its own pleasant pace to get John Clayton III of England to the jungle, and then his journey to get back to the love of his life while saving several men from the chains of slavery.
The movie is highly supported by the stunning CGI Effects along with heart-pumping background score that will leave you with goosebumps.
What makes this one different and worth loving is its simplicity without going overboard with any aspect.
The only department of ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ that might leave you a tad bit disappointed is the script! And if you expect the movie to have to some really awesome and adrenaline-pumping action sequences coupled with plenty of swings from Tarzan and help from the animals- then my friend, you all your expectations are going down the drain!
Overall, despite its flaws, the movie is worth the watch for its stunning visuals and for having Tarzan swing back in action.
Combo-On-Offer: Drama + Action + VFX
Verdict: We give the visually stunning ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ CLAPS for being an awesome ride through jungle along with nice performances.