Sunday, October 30, 2016

#JustaQuickiePlease: The Legend of Tarzan Review

David Yates, of Potter movie fame, delivers us his interpretation of the iconic literary hero initially brought to life, on the page, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Although the tale is no stranger to the film reboot, this venture is a somewhat fresh and stunning take on the Lord of the Jungle.  The cast is stellar, with passionate performances, albeit it's now hard to see Robbie as anyone else but Harley Quinn.   However it's the cinematography and visuals that make this an epic outing, quickly eclipsing an otherwise painfully predictable and bit overtly simplistic script.   If you have seen the recent retelling of Disney's Jungle Book, anytime before this flick, you immediately feel as though this is nothing more than the "grown up" version of that.   I'm not entirely sure if Kipling would feel complimented by that or not.  Also, quite disappointing is the action, which in certain scenes, happens too rapidly to thoroughly enjoy.  Overall, it's an enjoyable visual journey, if one tries not to overthink it.  2 out of 5 Kernels; this legend may not live up to the hype, but it is worth the exploration.

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