Village Voice Review: At Last, a Hollywood Reimagining With a Point


Village Voice: At last, a Hollywood reimagining with a point. David Yates’s two-fisted pulp-studies spree The Legend of Tarzan doesn’t just update Edgar Rice Burroughs’s whiteboy jungle-bro for our age of heightened sensitivities and bit rates. It interrogates the very idea of Tarzan, signing the old sport up for the good fight against colonialism and everything that probably makes you queasy about old-school jungle adventures. The movie’s first sentence, on a title card Frantz Fanon might appreciate, tells us that, in the late nineteenth century, “the world’s colonial powers took it upon themselves” to divvy up the Congo.  Read the full review.