The Legend of Tarzan (2016) – Film Review

Director David Yates was busy in 2016 trying to breathe new life into well-known franchises. He directed both Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Legend of Tarzan. Both films came out in 2016 and tried to breathe new life into their film franchises. One was fairly successful (until the sequels came out), but the other film a lot less so. Here’s a hint: the more successful film does not contain the big scream that this character is so well known for. As you might have guessed — unless you think Newt Scamander is good at screaming — The Legend of Tarzan became a lot less successful than Yates’ other directed film from 2016. However, The Legend of Tarzan is, in my opinion, the more underrated film. The film may be far from an excellent film, but I do think the film is good. This is an entertaining film that can be appreciated mainly for the fact that it lets the legend of Tarzan’s stories stay alive. The stories surrounding Tarzan are almost as old as the movies made about him. Tarzan is one of the best-known movie characters and a precursor to the modern cinematic action hero and superhero. The movie character is somewhat dated, but Yates makes an attempt to modernize the story somewhat. The director does this by capitalizing on themes that other films surrounding Tarzan discuss less — such as the dangers of colonialism and the terrible history of slavery. Yates may not succeed one hundred percent in portraying these topics equally well. But the director does manage to portray the topics well enough (at least solidly). Furthermore, the film offers plenty of action moments in which we see Tarzan and Jane, with the help of animals, defeating bad guys.

Overwhelming Digital Sensations | Jury Report of the 74th Berlinale

As a child, I loved going to the beach to swim in the sea. My favorite moment during such beach visits was braving the sea. I experienced pleasure when the waves became rougher, plunging you into different directions. Even though swimming through these crashing waves always became enjoyable, there were also regular moments when the waves were too huge. This made it harder to enjoy the moment, and I had to use all my strength to get out of the waves as quickly as possible. A first visit to Berlin can be compared to the sensation of being hit repeatedly by sea waves while swimming. The waves keep bouncing against you – some rougher than others – as you try to stay upright. Staying upright while the waves of emotions, experiences, acquaintances, and sounds come at you is a challenge in itself. Berlin, however, is not just any city. If there is a city with a backpack full of intriguing and terrible history lessons, it can be called Berlin. A visit to Berlin is movingly beautiful, but contains an underlying melancholy that takes many tourists and city dwellers in tidal waves of sensations. The films screened at this year’s Berlinale all provided similar extraordinary experiences.