The Legend of Tarzan (M) This latest screen version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s books about a man reared by apes is directed by David Yates. This Tarzan would work best as a comedy. It has some planned and unplanned funny moments, helped by offbeat cast members Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz. But it’s also an actionadventure film, not bad at times, and a moralising 21stcentury reminder of the wrongs of 19th-century European colonisation of Africa. Whatever you think of Tarzan films and television shows, they do succeed in attracting handsome leading men. But the new one, Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard, just may take the beefcake. There are some decent thrillseeking scenes. Some of the moments with animals are OK, especially when Tarzan’s ape mum looks after him. But by and large they are a bit unbelievable.