I can only recommend this film to people watching it on late night TV, when they need to be put to sleep. On a side note, it is interesting to see that people that rate this movie high, usually have only one review in their list — this one. This usually means that they have some connection to the film. Edit 2 days later I rest my case. After posting this review, 6 positive reviews have been posted after mine, all saying this is the greatest movie ever, and 4 of the reviewers have only 1 review to their name — this movie, and the other two reviewers have 2 reviews to their name.
With a ratio of 6 biased reviews to 1 honest review, no wonder it is getting so hard to trust the IMDb rating system anymore. Reviewer 5: I am really surprised at the mediocre reviews so far of this film. Honestly when I first heard about the film I had little interest in seeing it, but the trailer was better than I expected, and when has Christoph Waltz been anything short of terrific in every role he has played, but particularly when he is a bad guy.
Come to think of it has he ever been a good guy? The whole cast is solid, and I really liked the historical setting concerning the Belgian King Leopold and his exploitation of the Congo. I found all the animals and the CGI to be surprisingly cheesy. Undoubtedly the weakest link in the film, but that factor did not subtract much from a constantly entertaining and solid story.
Besides the cheesy CGI the rest of the film looked terrific. I would recommend to see it on the big screen. It will probably lose a lot on smaller screens.
Good summer popcorn film. Reviewer 7: This movie started off quite well, for a movie I had quite mediocre expectations it caught my interest when it introduces some interesting characters with mixed motives, unfortunately that and a few good cinematic shots is where the praise ends for this movie.
The vast majority of critics who thus far have given the movie unfavorable reviews fall into one or both of these two categories. It is phenomenally good! Think of it like you would a dish of food. This movie is for those who enjoy spiced curry. I admit that. Where do I start? Trying to squeeze the Tarzan legend into that narrative as well? Why not write your own damn stories and leave ones like this in the past. So, we have every single non-white person heroic; every single white person psychopathic except Tarzan, of course.
I resent having to pay for this ludicrous propaganda. I studied African history for my degree. Where do you think the slave trade originated? Who stopped it? Yeah, go do some research and answer those questions for yourself.
I give up. This film makes me want to stop watching movies. Reviewer They finally portrayed the Tarzan character more like Burroughs wrote him! This is the best Tarzan movie I have ever seen. The acting is superb, and the settings are beautiful. The movie was so good that it seemed like I wanted it to last longer. It was sheer entertainment! The stars of the film were really excellent in their roles, and I thought the two main characters perfectly played their roles.
The rest of the cast were excellent also. I believe people will enjoy it, even if they know nothing about Tarzan. This is a very enjoyable movie, and I recommend it. We are going to see it again this weekend and bring our family and friends! As more and more animated films are getting a modern make over, I can say that I was genuinely excited when I saw the first teaser for this Tarzan film. In my opinion the animated storyline was a great foundation to work from and should have been for the majority at least left the same.