‘The Legend of Tarzan‘ strangely feels like a comic book movie. As something that really wants to take itself seriously in all its gloominess, it mostly works when it wants to be fun.
The film opens with an idea that everyone in the audience already knew who Tarzan (played by Alexander Skarsgård) was. Countless iterations has been made before, its cinematic roots going all the way up to 1918 with ‘Tarzan of the Apes‘. The familiarity of the character really helped boosting the film’s pacing, giving less time for an exposition and more to the main course.