Movie Review: The Legend of Tarzan (2016) *Or Why Belgium Sucks*

The Legend of Tarzan, Tarzan, Alexander Skarsgard, Jane, Margot Robbie
Over the last two decades there have been some extremely successful reinventions of classic characters for the modern age: Zorro, Batman, Sherlock Holmes,  James Bond, etc.  All of these stay true to the heart of what made the character great to begin with, but ground the character in a practical sensibility that make them relatable to today’s audience.  I’m guessing this was the intent with Tarzan, the Lord of the Jungle, made famous through the stories of Edgar Rice Borroughs.  Tarzan was a staple of early Hollywood, probably most famously played by Johnny Weissmuller, but with the exception of the Disney animated feature in the late 1990’s, no one has tried to bring Tarzan back to his big screen roots in a long time.  After The Legend of Tarzan, I think it will probably be a long time before anyone else gives it another shot. Continue reading Movie Review: The Legend of Tarzan (2016) *Or Why Belgium Sucks*