mardi 19 juillet 2016

The Legend of Tarzan — A welcome change of storyline to the classic — 7*/10

  • Overall: Better and more complex than the trailer would suggest. Lots of action, high adventure and a bit of romance.
  • Who is it for? Anyone. Women will especially appreciate Tarzan.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Known actors: Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and Djimon Hounsou.
  • Setting: Colonial times.
  • Style: Hero kind of jungle adventure flick.
  • Story: This take on the after Tarzan base story is good while it provides us at the same time with all of what came before without boring us. Lots of detailed events with a nice complexity as far as the situation is concerned. There's a number of flaws, including the skiff, which was ridiculous, and the vine drop on the train, but they're not too bad.
  • Ending: That's where it gets boring.
  • Epilogue: Although unnecessary, it ties things together without pandering to the audience which is as good as an epilogue goes.
  • Characters: You really get to hate the bad guy because they really pushed it, but then Tarzan and Jane are as unidimensional as it gets. That being said, Tarzan is full of nice details and Jane is not too much of a doll (but still is one). The biggest problem here is that there are no gorilla "tribe" that acts like that. A smaller one problem is that all the African tribesmen are apparently bodybuilders.
  • Acting: Solid.
  • Visuals: Gorgeous. Worth seeing on the big screen.
  • Special Effects: Very few mistakes and all of them near invisible.