Since Edgar Rice Burroughs created the iconic Tarzan, medications there have been numerous adaptations of this hero’s story. The Legend of Tarzan, nurse the latest film to take on the story has been brought to the big screen by David Yates, look a director well-known for his work on the well-reviewed final four Harry Potter features.
Despite that history though, the critics have been tough on Yates’ latest project. Featuring True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgård in the title role and Margot Robbie as Jane, the movie has faced a litany of criticism.
At this writing, the sequel only has a 33% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes.com.
Check out a few of the must-read The Legend of Tarzanreviews below (and make sure you check out our own review here).
Peter Debruge, Variety.com: “While name recognition alone should snare a fair number of those who prefer their pulp heroes endowed with superpowers, between this and last year’s “Pan,” evidence suggests Warner Bros. ought to leave the live-action reboots to Disney.” Check out the full review here.
Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com: “Sometimes you have to wonder how certain movies get made.” Check out the full review here.
Jordan Hoffman, TheGuardian.com: “The Legend of Tarzan ends up being a garbled, clunky production that tries to please everyone and ends up pleasing no one.”Check out the full review here.
Nell Minow, Beliefnet.com: “It’s not terrible; it’s just oddly off, as though it was assembled by a committee that didn’t communicate with each other very well.” Check out the full review here.
Manohla Dargis, NYTimes.com: “Mr. Skarsgard is a fine actor with an enigmatic melancholy, a quality that has been put to expressive use in small roles in movies like ‘What Maisie Knew’ and that here suggests Tarzan carries a profound burden that makes him more complex than the usual beefcake in loincloth.” Check out the full review here.
Stephanie Zacharek, Time.com: “[S]ections of The Legend of Tarzan are so imaginative, and so lovely, that they deserve our open-heartedness, not our scorn.” Check out the full review here.
If you want to read our perspective on the film, click here for our review.