I couldn’t relate with my own Tarzan!


I heard that the legendary character Tarzan is coming live on screen for the first time. The news made me happy and finally, I took out time to see the movie myself on the big screen.

From my childhood, I was a huge fan of Tarzan. Seeing him jumping on trees and water made me happy always. I fantasized myself in a forest with Tarzan and do monkey around with the monkeys. After hearing about the movie, I started recalling my childhood stories. Apparently, my expectations were very higher and I was expecting some sort of magic from the movie producers.

While staring at the theater screen, I hoped to see something known, hoped to relate myself to the story or should I say, the character. But this wasn’t my Tarzan. He was a royal forest man, madly in love with a girl. I couldn’t find out in the movie why he left his Jungle and animals for the royal post and life. I found him mean and selfish on screen who fought throughout the movie for his girl only.

This Jungle-Man was tailor-made royal by his nature and etiquette. Well, this isn’t acceptable by me at least. I wanted him to act, to talk, to feel like Tarzan and to be nothing else but the real Tarzan.

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  2. I never see movies in the theater. The wheelchair sections make it possible to count the nose hairs of the actors but it’s impossible to see the entire screen. Because of this I am waiting to see this film when it comes out on DVD. The review makes me wonder if I’ll miss the Tarzan of my youth when he ran through a black and white jungle and taught Carol Burnett how to do that call.

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  4. Fun review and I totally see your point. I think Jane was a stronger character. She was smart and resourceful. He fought for her out of a sense of duty as her husband… and by the way to help some people. So, I understand your point about his being selfish. I was curious about how his identity was known but I think that the creators of the film assume that we know the story and left if out.

  5. I quite liked the movie actually – I saw it last night. I know that he is not everyone’s ideal Tarzan, but I still enjoyed what was happening. You have to read the books to get the real deal I suppose. 🙂
    Kindness – Robert.

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