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Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Legend of Tarzan: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

John Clayton (Alexander Skarsgård) and his wife Jane (Margot Robbie) is finally living a peaceful life in London. However, when an American humanitarian George Washington Williams (Samuel L. Jackson) seeks for his help to find evidence of slavery; John is forced to go back to his own roots. Together with his wife John returns to Congo and clashes against a greedy Belgian captain (Christoph Waltz) which makes John to become Tarzan again.

Tarzan has already been in numerous adaptations, which made him so popular and easy to bank on. However, on this newest attempt to resurrect the King of the Jungle; it didn't quite live up and deliver an outstanding take to the iconic character. It is fun at times where in film is boosted by the outstanding visuals that lights up the screen but can't seem to replicate the same cinematic jungle experience we had when we watched the adaptation of The Jungle Book last April. 

Alexander Skarsgård was good in portraying Tarzan, limiting him to a few words but expresses his feelings through his fiery eyes. He kept it simple and shows that he is physical and mentally prepared in playing the titular role. Margot Robbie was perfect as Jane, and while we are all waiting to see the bombshell as Harley Quinn this August; she plays here as a tougher Jane but needs a bit more skin to heat some things up. While for the supporting casts, Christoph Waltz managed to bring life to an underdeveloped villain while Samuel L. Jackson delivers some of the good laughs throughout the entire film. 

Overall, The Legend of Tarzan is an extravagant, thrilling but forgettable take on Edgar Rice Burroughs iconic character. It is enjoyable at times but can't seem to have a tight grip and hold on to deliver full-throttle swings. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 6.5 out of 10 stars 

Cast:  Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Samuel L Jackson

Directed by: David Yates
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide

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