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Legend of Tarzan Review

He Tarzan. She Jane. Me, pretty sure you heard this one before and now you get to hear it again in “The Legend of Tarzan” now playing in theaters.

Years after leaving the jungle and settling down with his wife Jane (Margot Robbie) in London, Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) is forced to return to the Congo in order to act as a trade representative for England. However, he soon clashes with a greedy Belgian captain (Christoph Waltz) who has sinister plans for his old home. David Yates directed this adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic tales. Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, John Hurt, and Jim Broadbent co-star.

“Legend of Tarzan” is far more faithful to the source material than previous films and is visually stunning in every way. Alexander Skarsgård is fantastic in the title role, playing Tarzan with all sad eyes and fiberglass abs, he hardly speaks; there’s more dialogue implied by his deltoids than the scant mutterings the script allows him. But he does look fantastic. Margot Robbie is spectacular as Jane and works hard playing her and bringing some feminist nerve to her handcuffed-damsel role. The chemistry between Skarsgård and Robbie is truly believable, even though they aren’t on screen together that much. The rest of the cast was excellent as well.

Christoph Waltz is amazing as the antagonist of film, playing his character with deviousness and hilarity at some points of the film. Samuel L. Jackson is just fantastic with every role he gets and this one is no exception. He is most definitely the comic relief of the film and has great chemistry with Skarsgård as they share the screen together more. After two solid but joyless hours, “Legend of Tarzan” hit its marks, and swung a little more. “The Legend of Tarzan” is awe-inspiring, wild, and thrilling and one of the best films of the summer.


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