The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Lord Greystoke, formerly Tarzan, has been educated and rehabilitated to life as a member of the House of Lords. But Captain Leon Rom, in search of diamonds to pay for mercenaries to overrun and enslave the natives of the Congo in the 1880s in the name of the King of Belgium, has found the king of a particularly vicious tribe wants Tarzan so he can kill him for the death of his son.
When representatives of Belgium approach John Clayton, Lord of Greystoke, to act as an “emissary” to Africa, he initially refuses, but Dr. George Williams, a black man in search of proof of slavery in the Congo, convinces him otherwise.
Dr. Williams, along with his wife Jane, join John Clayton to travel to the Congo, where he jumps ship, distrusting the motives of the Belgians, slowly reverts to his Tarzan persona.
When Rom kidnaps Jane, Dr. Williams and John Clayton seek out the whereabouts of Rom and Jane. Which leads them directly to the vengeful king.
A very well thought out movie with traditional Tarzan elements mixed in with the search of a man, now reintegrated to the jungle, in search of his mate.
Samuel Jackson plays Dr. Williams in a surprisingly well-stated role, as Tarzan confronts to Belgians and the vengeful king.
Very fine updating of the Tarzan legend.
(4 stars out of 5)