What’s the Media and Fan Reaction to the 2nd Legend of Tarzan Trailer?

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How well I remember that terrible day in December 2011 when Disney released the main trailer for John Carter — the trailer fell flat and the media buzz was very hostile. This set the tone for everything that followed. Today is “that day” for Legend of Tarzan. The good news is that the foundation for LOT is much better because the teaser trailer for LOT has been much more favorably reviewed than the teaser trailer for JC. But now it really begins — believe me, the knives are out and the battle for the buzz is on. As an ERB fan I’m rooting for this movie as a way of re-invigorating Tarzan for a new century of fans. If you’re rooting for the movie, follow the links in the article below to the many other articles that are out there reacting to the trailer, and leave a comment. Comments matter — it’s typical for bloggers and writers to go to these articles and just scroll down to ‘see what people are saying’ in the comments. Every positive comment helps the prospects of the film; every negative comment hurts it.

Following are links to articles that have appeared in the last hour since the Legend of Tarzan 2nd trailer was released. This is really a critical period for ‘setting the buzz’ — and a good percentage of the buzz comes from the comments, not the articles themselves. If you’re rooting for the film, weigh in on these article with your thoughts. Yes, we’re a cheerleader for the movie . . . . . for the very obvious reason that we’d like nothing better than for Tarzan to begin a second century with a movie franchise.


Legend of Tarzan Trailer: Alexander Skarsgard is King of the Jungle

ComingSoon.net – ?2 hours ago?
Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new The Legend of Tarzan trailer! From David Yates (director of the last four Harry Potter films), the new take on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ jungle hero stars Alexander Skarsgård (“True Blood,” Battleship) in the title

New ‘Legend Of Tarzan‘ Trailer Swings Into Perilous Waters

Forbes – ?11 minutes ago?
Fair warning: There are going to be more-than-a-few trailer posts over the next week. And this is the second big trailer drop from Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc. over the last 24 hours, obviously tied to next week’s release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of …

Legend of Tarzan‘ Trailer: Welcome to the Jungle

ScreenCrush – ?2 hours ago?
IMDb lists over 200 titles for Tarzan, the most recent in 2013 with Kellan Lutz though that film was never released in the United States. Now, Tarzan is back with a new movie, The Legend of Tarzan, coming this summer and a big budget. Can Tarzan

‘The Legend of Tarzan‘: New Trailer Reveals When the Man of the Jungle Met Jane

Collider.com – ?1 hour ago?
Warner Bros. has released a new The Legend of Tarzan trailer. The film stars Alexander Skarsgard as the titular man of the jungle with Margot Robbie playing his beloved Jane. In this latest telling, Tarzan has becomes domesticated and lives in London

‘The Legend of Tarzan‘ Trailer: Alexander Skarsgård Goes Wild

/FILM – ?29 minutes ago?
Fans of young men abandoned in jungles and raised by wild animals are having a banner year in 2016. Not only is Disney’s The Jungle Book coming out next month, but this summer brings The Legend of Tarzan, starring Alexander Skarsgård as the iconic …

New Legend of Tarzan Trailer Features Amazing Jungle Action

GameSpot – ?57 minutes ago?
Tarzan is one of the most popular figures in fiction over the past century–from his first appearance in an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel in 1912, the jungle-dwelling hero has appeared in dozens of films, TV shows, comic books, and video games. His latest …

‘The Legend of Tarzan‘ Swings in With Epic New Trailer

Comic Book Resources – ?46 minutes ago?
“True Blood” alum Alexander Skarsgard is no ordinary man in this U.K. trailer for Warner Bros.’ “The Legend of Tarzan.” Directed by “Harry Potter” veteran David Yates, the film picks up years after the man once known as Tarzan left the jungles of

VIDEO: First Look – Alexander Skarsgard Stars in THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

Broadway World – ?1 hour ago?
Alexander Skarsgard stars in THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, hitting theaters July 1, 2016. Below, check out the second official trailer for the action adventure! From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes the action adventure “The Legend of …

The Legend Of Tarzan Second Trailer Released

Comicbook.com – ?1 hour ago?
David Yates (the final four “Harry Potter” films, upcoming “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) directed “The Legend of Tarzan” from a screenplay by Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer, story by Brewer and Cozad based on the Tarzan stories created by …

New Legend Of Tarzan Trailer Sets The Lord Of The Jungle Against Christoph Waltz

Bleeding Cool News – ?1 hour ago?
In the new trailer for The Legend of Tarzan, the Lord of the Jungle is reintroduced in the form of Alexander Skarsgård. But this time around, he’s backed by an army of CGI animals in his fight against the encouragement of civilization in his domain

Watch: New Trailer For ‘The Legend Of Tarzan‘ Starring Alexander Skarsgård And Margot Robbie Heads Into The Jungle

Indie Wire (blog) – ?1 hour ago?
This summer, there are two remakes/revivals that are promising to bring you back into the jungle with epic fanfare. First, there’s Disney’s “The Jungle Book” which adds a sizeable budget and live action to the animated movie you loved as a kid. After

New Legend Of Tarzan Trailer Has Shirtless Alexander Skarsgaard, Feisty Margot Robbie

Cinema Blend – ?14 minutes ago?
The story of Tarzan is one about the conflict between nature and civilization. The new trailer for this summer’s The Legend of Tarzan doesn’t simply imply this conflict but, in fact, shows nature literally attacking a city. The new movie promises

Alexander Skarsgard Sports Pecs In Thrilling Trailer For Legend Of Tarzan

Business 2 Community – ?1 hour ago?
Pictures has released a new trailer and poster for the Alexander Skarsgard-led new live-action film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough’s classic tale “The Legend of Tarzan”. Good Morning Americapremiered the poster on its social media accounts, while …

The Legend of Tarzan Trailer is Here

411mania.com – ?31 minutes ago?
Here is the trailer for The Legend of Tarzan. The film opens on July 1st and stars Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and Djimon Hounsou… The film begins years after the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgard) left the …

A New ‘Legend Of Tarzan‘ Trailer Has Arrived, And There’s Enough Swinging To Go Around

UPROXX – ?32 minutes ago?
He had an enormously popular comic strip, the novels sold by the crate, Tarzan movies packed theaters, and his radio serials were listened to by millions. Since the ’30s, though, Tarzan has slipped a bit from the public’s imagination, so The Legend of

Great new trailer for The Legend of Tarzan starring Alexander Skarsgård & Margot Robbie

HeyUGuys – ?1 hour ago?
The tale of Tarzan has prompted numerous big screen incarnations, with Disney’s animated take being one of the more successful in recent years. Warner Bros. have resurrected Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most famous creation for another cinematic go around, …

Alexander Skarsgard is King of the Jungle in new Legend of Tarzan trailer

JoBlo.com – ?50 minutes ago?
I wasn’t sold on the project when it was first announced, but I was pretty impressed with the first trailer, and I’m really digging this latest look at the upcoming movie. I’m not expecting THELEGEND OF TARZAN to be the best film of the year, however

New ‘Legend of Tarzan‘ trailer finds Alexander Skarsgard and his 8-pack running wild

Hypable – ?21 minutes ago?
Bad weather, shirtless Alexander Skarsgard, and enemies are afoot in the new The Legend of Tarzan trailer from Warner Brothers. The preview starts off with a look at father and son before we move into present day, where Tarzan is trying to be woo’d

Alexander Skarsgård Sets Out to Save Margot Robbie in New Trailer For ‘TheLegend of Tarzan

The Film Stage (blog) – ?1 hour ago?
The Legend of Tarzan seemingly has all the right ingredients to make for a better-than-average reboot. There’s director David Yates (who helmed the last four Harry Potter films and is currently shooting Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as well

The King Of The Jungle’s Origin Story Revealed In Action-Packed THELEGEND OF TARZAN Trailer

Comic Book Movie (satire) (press release) (registration) (blog) – ?1 hour ago?
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to


Inside the Magic’The Legend of Tarzan’ second trailer released by Warner Bros. PicturesInside the MagicBut this time it’s the classic tale of Tarzan re-imagined in Warner Bros. Picture’ more…
ForbesNew ‘Legend Of Tarzan’ Trailer Swings Into Perilous WatersForbesFair warning: There are going to be more-than-a-few trailer posts over the next week. And this is the second big trailer d more…
MOVIEPILOT NEWSNeuer The Legend of Tarzan-Trailer wirkt epischMOVIEPILOT NEWS… er genügend Zeit für die Tarzan-Post-Produktion hat, damit uns der Streifen überzeugt. Am 28.07.2016 wird es so weit more…
Cinema BlendNew Legend Of Tarzan Trailer Has Shirtless Alexander Skarsgaard, Feisty Margot RobbieCinema BlendThe story of Tarzan is one about the conflict between nature and civilization. The new trai more…
Select Offense-ism in Disney and Why We’re Doing it Wrong.moviepilot.comSometimes it’s as innocent an error as a Rad Roarin’ Tarzan action figure, or people claiming to see phalluses in &q more…
The Legend of Tarzan: rivelato il secondo trailerCinematographeIl secondo trailer di The Legend of Tarzan è stato finalmente rilasciato online. Dalla regia di David Yates (regista degli ultimi quattr more…
FilmtotaalActievolle trailer ‘The Legend of Tarzan’FilmtotaalEr zijn een nieuwe poster en trailer vrijgegeven voor The Legend of Tarzan van regisseur David Yates. De trailer laat ons zien dat more…
MondoFoxThe Legend of Tarzan, ecco il secondo trailer ufficialeMondoFoxÈ appena uscito il secondo trailer di The Legend of Tarzan, nuova trasposizione del personaggio creato da Edgar Rice Burroughs cmore…
Indie Wire (blog)Watch: New Trailer For ‘The Legend Of Tarzan’ Starring Alexander Skarsgård And Margot Robbie Heads Into The JungleIndie Wire (blog)This summer, there are two remakes/revivalsmore…
ComingSoon.netLegend of Tarzan Trailer: Alexander Skarsgard is King of the JungleComingSoon.netWarner Bros. Pictures has released a new The Legend of Tarzan trailer! From David Yates (director of the more…


  • Thanks for mentioning the FX. I do think people, even if they’re not trolling, get too caught up in the nitpicking the effects. The reality is, even in movies where the effects are extraordinarily good, there’s always something going to be ‘wrong’. If most everything else is good, just go with it.

  • Here’s my piece about it, take it or leave it. I am a longtime fan. It started for me as a little boy with the Weissmuller Tarzan movies and the Ron Ely Tarzan TV show. Then later I discovered the original books. I have been fascinated all my life by that story and read avidly all the ERB books when I could. I have the whole collection also. I managed to see every movie version made so far. I have my favorites, and some that I like a bit less, but overall, I like them all. Same for John Carter of Mars, which, by the way, was a fantastic version done by Disney. Maybe they were not following the books to the letter, but it was very well done still. I have seen the Legend of Tarzan trailers and I have a good friend who worked on the VFX of that movie and I must say, this movie, right here, is bringing back the “Jungle Adventure” feeling back in my blood, like it was when I first saw a Tarzan movie and read the first book. They might have added some twist in the story to try to attract more audience, etc., but it might just add to the overall strength of it. I grew up watching Steve Reeves and Reg Park, who played Hercules, Johnny Weissmuller and Ron Ely , who played Tarzan, and others who played Samson, Macist and all other adventure movies of the ’60s. That is what is lacking today. People are over analyzing stories and movies. They stopped enjoying the adventure it may offer if you only paid attention to its call. Let the little boy/girl in you take over when you watch this movie and I guarantee you that you might end up being surprisingly excited about the adventure in it. Stop trying to piece out how the VFX was made, good or bad. Just enjoy the magnificent visual immersion you can actually get today because of all the technology involved, and let the story bring you back 100 years ago (yes, it’s that old), when adventure and exploration of the jungle were just a dream for so many.

    Will I watch this movie? You can bet I will! The little boy in me wouldn’t have it any other way!

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