Now show­ing

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - Stephen Romei

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.

Mag­gie’s Plan

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.