Sunday, March 20, 2016

Yep - This Tarzan Film is Going to Get it Right

Doug: Earlier we posted the first trailer to July's The Legend of Tarzan. The second trailer landed a few days ago. If you've not seen it, here it is.

I am very optimistic about this treatment of the Jungle Lord.


Rip Jagger said...

Looks rather exciting I must say.

I had hoped that Christopher Waltz (who disappointed majorly in Spectre) was playing Nikolas Rockoff, the greatest Tarzan villain, but a quick check tells me he's some dude named "Rom". Still it looks very tasty.

And it has Sam Jackson in it, as do nearly all movies of the modern era.

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Redartz said...

Never been a huge Tarzan fan, but this looks pretty good. Love that stampede scene...

Martinex1 said...

Yes the wildebeast or buffalo stamped was pretty cool. I have to say the cinematography looks wonderful and just the appearance of the jungle looks nicely different than so many recent film settings. It looked more natural and not so computerized and touched up. I hope it turns out well. Between this and the new Disney Jungle Book, maybe we will be seeing more exciting jungle action at the cinema .

Edo Bosnar said...

Yeah, I'm not the big Tarzan fan I used to be (at about the age of 12/13), but I'm really interested in seeing this one. Both of the trailers I've seen so far just seem to evoke the right "feel" for Tarzan.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I was wondering/hoping that was Rokoff too. But it looks good, generally; maybe this is the Tarzan movie I've been waiting for. (And they certainly don't skimp on the apes!)

Mike Wilson

Anonymous said...

The twenty first century film biz has really got the hang of how to do this kind of thing visually, so its not a big surprise the trailer looks good.
I'm more curious about how they'll approach the basic idea behind Tarzan - put a British aristocrat in a different environment as a baby, and even without the inherited wealth and privilege he still comes out on top. Not saying it can't be done, but its that white dude as lord of the jungle thing that makes updating Tarzan difficult to pull off.


William said...

I don't know. The trailer looks pretty good, but Tarzan seems to be one of those movies they just can't seem to get right. (Like the Fantastic Four). Even though it should be a no-brainer.

I'm already a little worried about this one because I don't remember any incarnation of Tarzan (either in the comics or old movies) running around the jungle in long pants.

I've been let down too many times in the past by Tarzan movies, so I'll just have to wait and see.

Doug said...

Hey, everyone --

William, I am going to assume that Lord Greystoke is involved at some doings at his estate and is called into jungle action. I can accept the khakis as an alternative to how the ape man preferred his jungle time -- in the buff.

Lots of vine-swinging... interesting that Disney's animated Tarzan was closer to the Burroughs version in that he made his way through the branches, and not solely on vines. Of course, I don't think he "surfed" as Disney's guy did.

The CGI is incredible. Yes, the stampede scene looks very exciting. Gave off a Lion King vibe, didn't it?

We've talked earlier about Christopher Lambert being a fine-looking Tarzan, and Edo's joked that Miles O'Keefe was perhaps even better; this Alexander Skarsgard seems to blend the best of both of those previous leads.

Sean, today's sensibilities are not going to stand for the themes you brought up -- I agree. However, told as a period piece it should be OK. Most western nations aren't proud of their prior records on human rights. But then, if I read this trailer right that is indeed part of the story. We shall see.

So at any rate, I'm very excited by what I've seen so far. As mentioned, the scenery (although fake, but then what in a modern picture is real?) is beautiful, the scope and scale of the film seems epic, and I for one would love to see this develop as a multi-picture series. As has also been said, you'd think by now Hollywood could get this right.


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