For this week’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday film, I wanted to do something a little different and watch a film that is based off a legendary story. The film that I am talking about is the 2016 film The Legend Of Tarzan which stars Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood) as the title character. The Belgians have invaded the Congo in hopes of finding diamonds that are located somewhere. The King cannot send an army into the Congo unless he has money to pay for them so he sends his most trusted bounty hunter Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). After encountering Chief Mbonga (Djimon Hounsou), he makes a deal to bring the legendary Tarzan to him in exchange for the diamonds. So he kidnaps Tarzan’s wife Jane (Margot Robbie) to lure him to Chief Mbonga. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson (Die Hard With Vengeance) as George Washington Williams, Sidney Ralitsoele as Wasimbu, Casper Crump (Above The Street, Below The Water) as Major Kerckhover, Mens-Sana Tamakloe (Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation) as Kolo, Osy Ikhile (In The Heart Of The Sea) as Kwete, Antony Acheampong (The Huntsman: Winter’s War) as Kanam, Simon Russell Beale (My Week With Marilyn) as Mr. Frum, and the film was directed by David Yates (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2). Before we get into the review of the film let’s check out some stats:
Let’s get into this stats and we start with how many kills/knock outs Tarzan had in the film and that number is about 32. There a couple of scenes where it pans away from him fighting so there could potentially be more. The whole film features flashback scenes to when he was a baby all the way to adulthood even explaining why Chief Mbonga is dead set on killing Tarzan. He has a love interest and he is married to Jane (Margot Robbie) and I say what a lucky man. She is kidnapped, a Gorilla is killed, and the chief of a village that took care of him gets killed so I think it’s easy to say that someone close to him was hurt. The big boss is defeated and you have to see how because it’s kind of a cool scene. Te film actually contains a lot of cool scenes like Tarzan swinging through the jungle or his fight with a Gorilla which is cool. The story is legendary and everyone knows it, but i like the way that they did it in this film. I think it’s a little different than what we have gotten in the past, but it was well executed. This was an enjoyable film, but was it a great film? I am not completely sure that it was a five star film, but it’s one that you can watch and enjoy with some popcorn. I am going to give the film 3.9 fists out of five for a final grade. It’s available online and on Redbox every where.