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Old 07-01-2016, 07:57 PM   #76
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Village Voice review, by Alan Scherstuhl, with "spoilers," for those who care about that sort of thing.

The first paragraph is of particular interest to us 'round here.
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:41 AM   #77
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I'm there july 7th with my ticket for this one. It looks like a really good time at the cinema watching an entertaining adventure movie.

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Two days for me! Back in my native land now and got free tickets to an advanced screening on Wednesday.

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.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:32 AM   #78
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Saw it yesterday afternoon and went in without many expectations, to avoid a big disappointment. In my opinion it isn't better than Greystoke (1984), but still is an honourable Tarzan movie. Like I expected Waltz played Waltz, and there in my opinion is where the movie suffers a bit.

The cgi of the animals was actually well done, particularly the gorillas and the lions.

The highlight of the movie for me was when the gorillas came to Tarzan's rescue when he was surrounded by the other tribe. Terrific moment, it was like the praetorian guards protecting their emperor.

Two things I would've liked to have seen: Lord Greystoke adressing his peers in the House of Lords and a scene or two with King Leopold interacting with his cabinet and Leon.

The lackluster boxoffice performance makes me doubt we'll see a sequel, but I would like to see where they take the character forward.

Ps: samuel l jackson was the comic relief, of course.

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Old 07-13-2016, 02:40 PM   #79
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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.
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I almost expect it to do Tin Tin like business -- eke out a hundred million domestically, and do four-to-five hundred million internationally.

It's a long hard slough to $400-million.

Domestically speaking, Legend of Tarzan has done a respectable $115.8-million in a month of theatrical release. It shouldn't have a problem reaching... ~$130-million by next weekend, and might actually reach a peak of ~$150-million before it bows out. That's far better than I thought it would do. If I remember correctly, Tin Tin took around eight weeks to hit the hundred million mark before subsequently disappearing from theatres.

Internationally, however, things aren't as nice as they could be. It scored a coveted July opening in China (opposite Jackie Chan's latest), and pulled in ~$27-million for a total of $44.7-million in 61-markets. That's not bad, but that puts the flick's global take at $261.5-million to date. I'd like the numbers to be a little better, but I'll take what I can get for now. It's still rolling out with Japan and a couple other markets to go as well, but getting over that $400-million mark is going to lie with the international market.

Why the emphasis on $400-million? That's probably the drop dead line for any proposed sequel talk given the rough estimate that a flick needs to double its production budget to be considered on the path to profitability. Since I don't feel like going through the numbers again, check out Michael Sellers' work at The Tarzan Files. He's got an excellent write up of the proposed costs.

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Not to be outdone, however, Netflix aims to pad out their animated offerings with a Tarzan animated series that's supposed to debut in late 2016! Currently titled Tarzan & Jane this series is aimed at older kids; the type of kids who might have enjoyed Where on Earth is Carmen San Diego!

You sure about that?



No, no I'm not. I'll give almost anything a chance, but this doesn't look very good. The animation is passable, but I'm skeptical about everything else.

It's currently playing on Netflix.
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