Friday, June 24, 2016
Another post for the day! In this case the first featurette for the film has appeared online courtesy of Warner Bros..Thailand? Still we get some nifty behind the scenes footage, additional scenes and interviews with director David Yates, Alexanders Skarsgard, Margot Robbie and Samuel L. Jackson so have a look and stay tuned.
With one week to go, more articles are showing up on The Legend of Tarzan. In this case the Wall Street Journal has an exclusive interview with director David Yates titled "How 'The Legend of Tarzan' Got Modernized" in which Yates talks about his approach to the character and film. Among the reveals are his thoughts on the original Tarzan films, the approach to nature in the film and how Samuel L. Jackson's George Washington Williams is the true hero of the story. For more head over to http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-legend-of-tarzan-got-modernized-1466712079 for more (and for ERB fans pray that the subtitle about a "conflicted hero and feisty Jane" doesn't bring back painful memories of Mopey Carter and Xena Thoris).
Monday, June 20, 2016
No snappy opening, just news as Alexanders Skarsgard appeared on Good Morning America to help promote The Legend of Tarzan. During the brief interview he talks about why he wanted to play the role, advice he got from his father, actor Stellan Skarsgard, comparisons to Johnny Weismuller and the infamous "love" scene with Margot Robbie so watch below and leave your thoughts afterwards.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
We're nearing the home stretch and Warner Bros is ramping up the promotion. First up a series of new images that shows off the cast in various locales courtesy of Collider http://collider.com/tarzan-images-margot-robbie-alexander-skarsgard/ and now a final "Conquer" trailer that offers up some new footage of Tarzan and the apes. Have a peek and stay tuned.
Friday, June 17, 2016
While the usual naysayers are still lurking about (the latest courtesy of Variety reporting that both The Legend of Tarzan and Steven Spielberg's The BFG are not causing much interest) the theme song from the the movie has hit online and I actually like it. The video also features more footage then we've seen in the trailers or TV spots so watch it and let us know if you like it or miss Phil Collins.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
With a number of sites publishing set visit reports (check out Coming Soon's report at http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/features/695369-cs-takes-a-trip-into-the-jungle-for-the-legend-of-tarzan#/slide/1 for more) Warner Bros has also posted a 360 Tarzan Experience video that allows the viewer to swing through the trees at the click and movement of their mouse or finger so play with it below and let us know what you think.
Friday, June 10, 2016
With The Legend of Tarzan now three weeks away, I thought I would dive back into Tarzan's book an film past a little bit. So today let's take a look back at Tarzan's last live-action film adventure, 1998's Tarzan and the Lost City.
The plot for this adventure is standard Tarzan-an evil safari heading for a fabled lost city (in this case a La-less Opar), a kidnapped Jane (Jane March, continuing the standard screen tradition of a British, brunette Jane) and Tarzan (Casper Van Dien) trying to save the day.
While it did receive a theatrical release, the film itself comes across as little more than a B-Movie, with some rather cheesy CGI effects, bad overacting from the villains and some goofy plot twists (at one point Tarzan gets cocooned by bees only to emerge, sporting his loincloth and all). If the film does have some saving graces its actually a fairly good turn by Van Dien as Tarzan and some nice action set pieces.
The film sadly failed to capture much at the box office and was soon overshadowed by Disney's Tarzan but if you have a fondness for 1990s B-films and jungle tales this might satisfy you. Take a peek at the film's trailer and leave any comments below and come back for more Tarzan.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
A "new" trailer promoting the film's IMAX release has appeared online. I say "new" since most of it is just the second trailer with a few new shots sprinkled about, including more of the opening with Kala and baby Tarzan. Take a look and leave your comments below and stay tuned as I prepare for Tarzan month!
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