When the promotional material (trailer and poster) first appeared for this film, I was not (at all) interested in seeing The Legend of Tarzan. Sure I assumed I eventually would because, after all, it is a period drama, but there was nothing about the idea of this film that appealed to me. Perhaps my mind was too firmly affixed on the cheesy animated film or more likely, I “worried” over the balance between Tarzan’s lives (that as a wild man and gentleman).
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A snippet of my official review and link to read it in full is down below. My conclusions might surprise you.The Legend of Tarzan (2016) – Unabashedly Romantic and Beautiful Period Drama Adventure #Romance #FWarchives Click To Tweet
The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Review
If there is one thing the Box Office likes more than sequels, it’s a retelling. Re-imagining a legend or fable seems one of
Hollywood’s greatest hobbies. This 2016 film follows in these footsteps by looking past a pure origin story to introduce us to their version of the legend that is Tarzan. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat →
He is no normal man. He was thought to be an evil spirit, a
ghost in the trees. They speak of his power over the animals in the jungle. No
man ever started with less.
Is this a film that left you with so-so first impressions? Did you see it, like it or detest it? Comment down below with your thoughts. I’d love to chat with you about The Legend of Tarzan.
Content Note: There is one scene of sensuality (close up shots of lovers) and some violent deaths (usually out of camera frame). There is an instance of crude humor. The film is PG-13.
This review first appeared on Silver Petticoat Review.