Opening: “The Legend Of Tarzan” (7/1/2016)

Hey readers, so here is a good way to enjoy your Fourth of July weekend. You can check out the latest film depicting the adventures of the iconic jungle hero Tarzan. Below you’ll find the poster, premise and cast and then I’ll return at the close.

Poster - Legend Of Tarzan - 2016

The Plot:
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa—where he was raised by the great apes—behind for an aristocratic life in the United Kingdom as John Clayton, 3rd Viscount Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo Free State to serve as a trade emissary of the House of Commons, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the corrupt Belgian Captain Léon Rom (Christoph Waltz). (thanks Wiki)

The Cast:
Alexander Skarsgård as Tarzan / John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke
Rory J. Saper as Young Tarzan
Margot Robbie as Jane Porter
Ella Purnell as Young Jane Porter
Samuel L. Jackson as George Washington Williams
Christoph Waltz as Captain Léon Rom
Djimon Hounsou as Chief Mbonga
John Hurt as Prof. Archimedes Q. Porter
Jim Broadbent
Casper Crump as Captain Kerchover
Hadley Fraser as Tarzan’s father
Simon Russell Beale

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Despite my being a fan of the main actors in this film (Skarsgard, Robbie and Jackson), I’m kind of wondering just how the general public will take an action movie based on one of pop culture history’s most compelling creations. Now I love those old Tarzan films, but no one embraced the “John Carter” film from a few years ago and that was excellent. These legendary characters seem lost amidst the barrage of super-hero films that have been coming out on a regular basis. That’s a shame since these adventures are where all of that Marvel and DC Comics stuff began. As you saw already, the trailer looks pretty good. Especially those apes so I’d be willing to give it a shot but not on the opening weekend since I will be at the Heroes and Villains Fan Fest Convention. So what do you readers think about this one? Will you be checking it out in the cinema or waiting on HBO or something else to get it? Let me know in the comments section below. Its always great to hear from you.

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