Originally Posted by Le Saboteur
And nobody has anything to say? Has nobody seen it yet? Support your local Tarzan flicks!
I'll say this: Legend of Tarzan is my favorite movie going experience of the year thus far. I don't say that lightly either. Yates & Co. hit all of the right notes.
Go see it.
I just got a chance to see it and similar to you it is so far the most enjoyable summer movie I have seen. Although I see them all, I am beginning to get bored with superhero movies. A movie like The Legend of Tarzan
was a breath a fresh air - a good, fun old-fashioned style adventure flick. I did not read any reviews on the film before I saw it. I usually try to avoid doing so, because I can make my own opinions. I always look after I see a movie and was shocked to see that Tarzan
received mostly negative reviews. Many considered it too talky or said it had a "sluggish" pace. I am not sure what movie they were watching, because I was never bored. There were plenty of great action sequences. I was quite impressed with the combination of scenery (considering they did not actually shoot in Africa), the costumes, the music, and the special effects. The cast was solid as well. Margot Robbie is quite attractive and even Samuel L. Jackson, who can sometimes get under the skin, is likeable. I found it more enjoyable than any of Yates' Harry Potter
movies (and in my opinion his were the best of the series). It was also a nicely-told story set against the backdrop of imperialism. For someone with an interest in that period of history (though it obviously is not a historical film), it creates an interesting story. I particularly liked the opening scene with Cristoph Waltz and couldn't help but be a little touched by the nice scene where Tarzan first encounters the lions. I definitely recommend seeing The Legend of Tarzan
. It has everything that appeals to an Indiana Jones fan.