Upon beginning this movie, I was under the impression that it would be like all the other "live action Disney" movies. As it got started though, I was pleasantly surprised. The Legend of Tarzan, yes, tells the story of Tarzan, but it's a story that we (or at least I) am not familiar with. It's a story that happens after Tarzan (a.k.a. John Clayton) has left the jungle and starts his human life with Jane.
John goes back to the jungle, along with Jane and George, to investigate things that have been going on. Quickly, things go awry when tradesman, Leon, tries to abduct John along with millions of Africans (for what I'm assuming to be the slave trades during that time period). When Leon isn't able to get his hands on Tarzan, he takes Jane because he knows that Tarzan will come for her. Leon's whole purpose is to trade Tarzan to an indeginous tribe in order for them to cooperate.
was good in my opinion. I liked how there were still some scenes in there from his childhood, how he became to be a jungle man, etc. They were flashbacks, but they were still there which was nice. I really liked Jane's character (played by Margot Robbie) and her love for the animals and the people of Africa. I thought George's character (played by Samuel L Jackson) was good and brought many of the humorous scenes that this film saw. And of course there was Tarzan/John (played by Alexander Skarsgård) that really sold the show.
Overall, I liked this movie and would definitely recommend it to everyone - especially if you like the legend of Tarzan. Has anyone read the book? I may have to add that to my list.
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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