‘The Legend of Tarzan’ Review: Save For Alexander Skarsgard, It’s A Boring Jungle!

‘The Legend of Tarzan’ Review: Save For Alexander Skarsgard, It’s A Boring Jungle!
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Is “The Legend of Tarzan” worth watching? Several reviews appeared to have suggested that the latest movie of the King of the Jungle, portrayed by Alexander Skarsgard, may not give you the value for your money.


Is it disappointing enough that those who have not watched it yet need not proceed with their plan to visit the nearest cinema?

With the movie finally out in the United States on Friday, moviegoers must have been contemplating now whether or not to watch the American action adventure film. Here is a compilation of reviews which have reportedly made “The Legend of Tarzan” fell short of expectation.

As described by New York Daily News, the new film from Warner Bros. Pictures seemed “lost in a jungle of CGI animals.”

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The report noted that despite the fact that it is as “cartoony” as the 1999 animated feature, the story on the comeback of the swinging fictional character, sad to say, is not as fun as its predecessor.

“Unsure of which story to tell, the film cuts between two of them,” the report said.

According to the critics, “The Legend of Tarzan,” the transition between the first part – when he was raised in the jungle by the apes after he got orphaned – and the second part – when he was already an adult living in England with his wife Jane (Margot Robbie) – was flawed.

Hence, the moviegoer experiences difficulty in getting “fully involved” with the story since “just when we get interested in one, we cut to another.”

In the meantime, Screen Crush shared in its review of “The Legend of Tarzan” that the best performance in the film is not actually that of Alexander Skarsgard’s but the one which Samuel L. Jackson plays.

The report even dished that it would have been better if the movie is called “The Legend of George Washington Williams,” someone who traveled to Congo to expose British crimes.

Accordingly, the lead star’s performance is “all surface level” which makes him not totally interesting in “The Legend of Tarzan.”

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