‘The Legend Of Tarzan’ (2016, 12A)

The latest CGI blockbuster to hit theatres, is ‘The Legend Of Tarzan’ a monster of a film?

After becoming an English gentleman and marrying his love, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie), Tarzan, now Lord John Clayton (Alexander Skarsgård), is sent back to his home in the African Congo to save the animals of the jungle and defeat the evil Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz).

I really liked this film. It’s action-packed, dark and gritty, something I wouldn’t usually associate with ‘Tarzan’. Its full of tense fights and stand-offs, especially in some scenes between Tarzan and the gorillas. It’s also quite brutal and gory in some places, one such being a close up of a large cut across Tarzan’s shoulder, stitched together by squashed ants. The plot’s good, too, being tense and thrilling and keeping me on the edge of my seat throughout.

However, there are some not-so-good parts to this film. My biggest problem with it is the humour – and how much there is of it. Quite often in tense, emotional scenes Samuel L. Jackson’s character of George Washington Williams would perk up with a funny quip or phrase to add some cheap laughter to the film.

The film was also quite slow-paced to begin with, spending a good twenty-to-thirty minutes in 1880s London, setting up the rest of the film. I found this bit slightly dull and boring but it soon picked up into an epic action-adventure!

To conclude, ‘The Legend Of Tarzan’ is a strong action-adventure full of grit and tension as well as emotive scenes and dialogue. However, some unnecessary humour and occasionally slow-pacing means I’ll have to give eight-out-of-ten.

8/10.

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