The goal here is to provide background on Tarzan and honest reactions and commentary on what’s going on in the present day — and in particular with Legend of Tarzan since that’s the big thing that’s happening in 2016 — and to not just to blindly follow along as part of the hype machine. So when I see something that looks a little . . . . off . . . or when a conversation begins to develop elsewhere, I will join the conversation.
In this situation, I had some questions,but decided to initially remain silent. Now, however, there’s some chatter about it, so I’ll weigh in.
What I’m talking about is this: WB released a new still yesterday and on first glance it looks great. On second and third glances, it looks a little strange. Here is some commentary lifted from one of the places on the web where it was posted:
This was something I started worrying about with the first, very impressive still that came out. On that one, it didn’t look unnatural – just, well, supernatural I suppose. Every time I see it I get a little nervous that maybe it’s too extreme and when I look at most of the shots in the trailer, he doesn’t look quite that bulked up or defined.
The thing is, using photoshop to make subtle enhancements is one thing. But if they go too far with it, and it becomes an object of ridicule on the internet, it could go from “Alexander Skarsgard’s Amazing Abs” (which is where it has been up until now) to “Alexander Skarsgard’s Photo-Shopped Abs” and that would be a bad thing for the promotion.
Here an un-photoshopped pic of skarsgard,, courtesy of BC, thanks! – scroll down.