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The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1 July 2016 (USA)
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Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

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Sidney Ralitsoele ...
Wasimbu
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Kwete
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German Force Publique
Aleksandar Mikic ...
Muscular Force Publique
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Storyline

Following his parents' death in Africa, John Clayton has been be raised by an ape, was known by the name Tarzan, but eventually left Africa and for his parents' home in England, along with the woman he fell in love with and married, Jane Porter. He is asked by Belgian King Leopold to go to Africa to see what he has done there to help the country. Initially, he refuses. But an American, George Washington Williams, wants him to accept so he can accompany him. He says that Leopold might be committing all sorts of atrocities to achieve his goal, like slavery. Clayton agrees and his wife insists that she accompany him because she misses Africa. When they arrive, a man named Rom, who works for Leopold, attacks their village and captures Tarzan and Jane. With Washington's help he escapes and sets out to rescue Jane by going across the jungle. Washington joins him despite being told that he might not make it. Written by w

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, some sensuality and brief rude dialogue | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$38,135,000 (USA) (1 July 2016)

Gross:

$126,585,313 (USA) (9 September 2016)
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Trivia

In the books of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan is the King of the apes. The apes are not gorillas, but a fictional species of great apes, called the Mangani. Burroughs clearly differentiates between Mangani and gorillas, when Tarzan fights and kills a gorilla in the first Tarzan novel. Although the apes in "The Legend of Tarzan" look like gorillas, it is the first film to use the name "Mangani" for Tarzan's ape tribe. One of Tarzan's native friends explains to George Washington Williams, that the Mangani are more aggressive, and dangerous than gorillas. Tarzan became King of the Mangani in the first Tarzan novel, but never became King in this film. See more »

Goofs

The film mentions that the Force Publique is a European mercenary force and it is depicted as (almost) exclusively white (European). In reality the Force Publique was a native (i.e. black) force commanded by European officers (some regular, some mercenary). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Captain Moulle: Mr. Rom.
Leon Rom: [looking up at stone] Opar! We found it.
Belgian Soldier: Captain Moulle?
Captain Moulle: Form your lines...
Belgian Soldier: [the gatling gun is rolled forward] Maxim ready, sir!
Captain Moulle: Steady... Wait... Fire!
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Version of Tarzan II (2005) See more »

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OPAR ADVANCE
Written & Produced by Rupert Gregson-Williams & LEBO MORAKE
Performed by ZOE MTHIYANE
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Beautiful visuals & CGI bring legend to life
30 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect with Tarzan. I thought it might be cheesy or the special effects would look ridiculous, but surprisingly a majority of the time, it looked really good! Do you have to suspend disbelief sometimes? Absolutely. But it's a story about a man who controls jungle animals and swings from vines, so its going to look unbelievable at points. However, I found a good chunk (about 85% IMO) relied on realistic scenery, makeup and special effects. I mean... they're not going to use real gorillas or lions with the actors, but the CGI ones looked really good and will have you mesmerized by the detail. Personally found the movie very enjoyable, action packed and beautiful to watch. The director and actors did a phenomenal job. I found myself glued to the screen for a majority of the film.


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