Daily Mail | A musclebound king of the jungle, a feisty Jane, truly terrifying gorillas (parents be warned) and – yes – a splendid rendition of that war-cry. Bring on the sequel…
Nobody plays the menacing psychopath like Christoph Waltz. His performance as the terrifying yet impeccably mannered Nazi in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious B*****ds propelled him to international fame in 2009, he toyed amusingly with our expectations in Django Unchained, and if he ever so slightly disappointed as Blofeld in Spectre it was only, surely, because we were all hoping for so much.
Now, however, the Vienna-born actor is back, nastier, scarier and more cold-eyed than before. At times, his pivotal performance in The Legend Of Tarzan is so alarming that you wouldn’t be surprised to be told that Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness (a Vietnam-era reworking of which became Apocalypse Now, of course) had provided the inspiration rather than Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1912 novel Tarzan Of The Apes.
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