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The 90th film based on the books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, this German-made animated romp adds little to the century-old canon besides some motion-capture action and an eco-friendly message. But it's a watchable adventure with thrilling set-pieces and engaging characters, even if the animation isn't quite up to par and the plot feels thoroughly contrived.
It opens by going back millions of years to the dinosaurs being wiped out by a mystical meteor that sinks into the middle of Africa and sends out moody vibes. In the present day, investigating archaeologists are killed in a helicopter crash, but their 4-year-old son JJ Greystoke (voiced by Garner) survives and is raised by a kindly gorilla mother. Renaming himself Tarzan, the "ape with no hair", the teenaged Tarzan (now Zetterholm) has his first run-in with humans, meeting Jane (Locke), daughter of his father's former colleague Jim (Bubb). But it's a few years later before Tarzan (now Lutz) runs into Jane again, and she's now in danger because company boss Clayton (St. John) is manipulating her into participating in his evil plan.
Tarzan fans will enjoy the continual references to years of books, movies and comics, including an unusually sexy "me Tarzan, you Jane" subplot that has a surprising spark of chemistry. And the gorillas are beautifully rendered as strong characters with a fascinating culture all their own (thankfully they don't speak). Even so, everything feels oddly simplistic, mainly because the plot demands that we feel some sympathy for this simmering meteor, which needs to be undisturbed for a reason that never quite makes sense.
Continue reading: Tarzan Review
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Now that Germany have had their fun with a Tarzan trailer released almost a month ago, it’s time for the UK trailer to cause a stir. In it, Kellan Lutz and Spencer Locke star as Tarzan and Jane Porter, while Trevor St. John plays the evil CEO of Greystroke Energies, John Greystroke.
Tarzan is back in a modern retelling in the legend
There are some updates from the original Edgar Rice Burroughs story; for instance, our jungle heroes - billionaire adventurers – are killed in a plane crash in the 2013 legend, while the movie’s villain is Greystroke, the man who took over the company from Tarzan’s dead parents.
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Tarzan was brought up by a group of apes in the jungles of Africa after his parents died following a plane crash. He learns to hunt and to kill for his survival, living a relatively peaceful life until his world is turned upside down by his distant relative, Clayton, who is the ruthless CEO of Greystoke Energies and plans to invade Tarzan's home in search of an extra-terrestrial object that hit earth 70 million years ago. His interest in the object is that it contains energy so powerful, that one small piece could power a large portion of the country for months on end. His life is disrupted further by the arrival of the beautiful and sympathetic Jane Porter, who plans to do everything within her power to prevent harm coming to Tarzan at the hands of Clayton's army.
'Tarzan' is set to enchant children yet again as it is brought to screen in stunning CG. Based on the 1912 novel 'Tarzan of the Apes' by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Reinhard Klooss ('Animals United', 'Impy's Wonderland') directs this epic adventure with writers Jessica Postigo ('The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones') and Yoni Brenner ('Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs'). It will be released in the UK on May 2nd 2014.
It's just another year at Grizzly Lake High School and for the seniors, this year is extra special, as they have their prom to look forward to. Gossip and bitching run riot through the halls; in particular, gossip about ironic hipster Clapton, who is seeing Ione, a pretty, blonde, ditzy cheerleader.
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Milla Jovich returns as Alice, one of her most loved characters, in Resident Evil: Afterlife. Continuing on her search to find and help rescue survivors of the lethal virus outbreak she travels to LA. Alice finds herself in a city overrun by the undead and more importantly she also finds the Umbrella corporations base.
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Every perfect and picturesque neighborhood - at least in the movies - has one: that creepy old house that fuels the nightmares and serves as the centerpiece of the double-dog dares for the local kids.
DJ (Mitchel Musso) has made the house his mission. He's set his bedroom up as home base to watch old Mr. Nebbercracker across the street, an irate curmudgeon (voiced by Steve Buscemi) who steals any balls or bikes that find their way into his yard, chases after kids to keep off his lawn, and, presumably, thinks the music kids listen to today is nothing but noise. Within an hour of DJ's parents leaving for the weekend, Nebbercracker is dead (from a heart attack during an apoplectic moment at finding DJ on his lawn) and DJ is finding out that the old coot might not have been the most dangerous part of the creepy old house, because the house itself is starting to... eat people.
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