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Latest Tarzan trailer reminds you that someone made a Tarzan film in 2016

06.20.2016

the legend of tarzan, alexander skarsgard

It's been a rough summer for the big studios thus far, with the major players being a heavy price for their over-reliance on brands and sequels that the public wasn't exactly clamoring... and with a number of films still on the docket for the blockbuster season that could fit that criteria, the worst may still be yet to come for them. 

One such film you could add into that conversation is THE LEGEND OF TARZAN. For years, Warner Bros. has been trying to get this franchise up and running once again, seeing it as a surefire winner, because... Hey, it's Tarzan! But isn't that exactly the very same reason this picture may be heading for Flop City once July 1 rolls around and the movie is released in theaters? Who really gives a shit about seeing a Tarzan movie in 2016? It ain't the kids - that 18-24 demographic that everyone is always trying to lure - and I don't really see much excitement for the film from anyone in older age ranges who might have a slightly better grasp for who the character even is. 

That leaves us with a movie made for no one... and the latest trailer for THE LEGEND OF TARZAN should prove that. There is just so little here to make you want to go out and see it... and, even giving it the benefit of the doubt, and saying maybe, just maybe it could turn out alright with Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson involved, it just looks so unappealing. 

But that's to me... And not everything is made for me. But will someone please raise their hand and let me know that they dig what they're seeing and believe this was made for their sensibilities? I just want to know you exist at this point. No judgments whatsoever... I simply want to know you are real. 

THE LEGEND OF TARZAN swings into theaters on July 1.

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8:54AM on 06/21/2016

I wasn't sure about the film...

Until I saw the 20-ish minutes roadshow, a few weeks ago.
Without being one of my top 'not to miss' movies of the summer, I became very interested in seeing it.
Until I saw the 20-ish minutes roadshow, a few weeks ago.
Without being one of my top 'not to miss' movies of the summer, I became very interested in seeing it.
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8:20AM on 06/21/2016
A Tarzan movie is unlikely to be a massive hit, but it might find an audience. Get yourself a Tarzan TV show and focus on the romance aspect and you could end up with a big hit. I wouldn't watch either, but I'm sure a big budget TV show mixing classic heroic action with romance would probably do pretty well for itself at the moment.
A Tarzan movie is unlikely to be a massive hit, but it might find an audience. Get yourself a Tarzan TV show and focus on the romance aspect and you could end up with a big hit. I wouldn't watch either, but I'm sure a big budget TV show mixing classic heroic action with romance would probably do pretty well for itself at the moment.
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8:49AM on 06/21/2016
Didn't Warner already try this in 2003, with the short-lived (only 8 ep.) Tarzan TV show, starring Travis Fimmel, Lucy Lawless and Mitch Pileggi ?
Tried and failed !
Didn't Warner already try this in 2003, with the short-lived (only 8 ep.) Tarzan TV show, starring Travis Fimmel, Lucy Lawless and Mitch Pileggi ?
Tried and failed !
2:26PM on 06/21/2016
Sounds horrible, but tv's changed a hell of a lot in the last 5 years, let alone over a decade ago.
Sounds horrible, but tv's changed a hell of a lot in the last 5 years, let alone over a decade ago.
7:39AM on 06/21/2016
A very oddly put together trailer, not a whole lot of dialogue from anything that I've seen. I'll be interested to see how it'll go over with critics.
A very oddly put together trailer, not a whole lot of dialogue from anything that I've seen. I'll be interested to see how it'll go over with critics.
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2:33AM on 06/21/2016

Here

I'm here. My father grew up on Tarzan and passed it on to me. I know already that most people will not appreciate this film but, he and I will be there opening night and judge it for ourselves. I hope it meets our standards and is another great movie going experience for us to share with each other.
I'm here. My father grew up on Tarzan and passed it on to me. I know already that most people will not appreciate this film but, he and I will be there opening night and judge it for ourselves. I hope it meets our standards and is another great movie going experience for us to share with each other.
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11:40PM on 06/20/2016
I don't think it looks all that bad. Looks very "adult" though. That will be what kills it
I don't think it looks all that bad. Looks very "adult" though. That will be what kills it
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8:51AM on 06/21/2016
Adult maybe, but with a Sam L. Jackson comic-relief... I'm in !
Adult maybe, but with a Sam L. Jackson comic-relief... I'm in !
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11:17PM on 06/20/2016
I'm willing to give this film a shot.
I'm willing to give this film a shot.
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10:38PM on 06/20/2016
Yeah, there are some franchises that bomb,but you can at least why the producers thought they'd make money (Prince of Persia comes to mind) then there are others where the second its announced you're like, "Well I'm pretty sure there's no way in heck you're ever making that $150 million budget back). Which is a shame because Alexander Skarsgard is awesome and I would love to see him break out as a leading man. I mean the movie might be good, it's definitely got some quality talent attached, I
Yeah, there are some franchises that bomb,but you can at least why the producers thought they'd make money (Prince of Persia comes to mind) then there are others where the second its announced you're like, "Well I'm pretty sure there's no way in heck you're ever making that $150 million budget back). Which is a shame because Alexander Skarsgard is awesome and I would love to see him break out as a leading man. I mean the movie might be good, it's definitely got some quality talent attached, I just think it's going to go the way of John Carter and Lone Ranger when it comes to the box office.
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10:25PM on 06/20/2016
this looks a dive straight into the abyss with the robocop and total recall remakes. you see it, then forget about it. christopher lambert will always be tarzan to me.
this looks a dive straight into the abyss with the robocop and total recall remakes. you see it, then forget about it. christopher lambert will always be tarzan to me.
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9:28PM on 06/20/2016
I"m just not that into Tarzan. Maybe it'll be a good time, but the trailers don't do nothing for me and I generally like just about anything that isn't Paul Feig....lol
I"m just not that into Tarzan. Maybe it'll be a good time, but the trailers don't do nothing for me and I generally like just about anything that isn't Paul Feig....lol
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8:43PM on 06/20/2016
Pre-judging a bit? My staff we're talking about how they want to see this just yesterday, and they're all in early-20's group. I'll be there opening weekend; I'm one of the few that liked Lone Ranger and how it seemed like a throwback to the epic adventure movies of the past, and I get a similar vibe from this.
Pre-judging a bit? My staff we're talking about how they want to see this just yesterday, and they're all in early-20's group. I'll be there opening weekend; I'm one of the few that liked Lone Ranger and how it seemed like a throwback to the epic adventure movies of the past, and I get a similar vibe from this.
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7:54PM on 06/20/2016
What with the bad attitude and negativism? If you don't want to report on something, give the article to someone else who's actually interested in writing it. How you actually got this job is beyond comprehension. You're really not good at it.
What with the bad attitude and negativism? If you don't want to report on something, give the article to someone else who's actually interested in writing it. How you actually got this job is beyond comprehension. You're really not good at it.
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8:42PM on 06/20/2016
Amen. The days of unbiased journalism is dead.
Amen. The days of unbiased journalism is dead.
10:47PM on 06/20/2016
MayatheBee, I gotta say your screen name makes my day. I have fond memories of that show.
MayatheBee, I gotta say your screen name makes my day. I have fond memories of that show.
10:47PM on 06/20/2016
And yeah, I'll agree that Tarzan isn't a series doesn't seem like it's screaming for a modern day franchise. However, a lot of the writers on here find a way to put a positive spin on new trailers even when the trailers look crappy (i.e. Fantastic Four, Batman v Superman, X-Men: Apocalypse) the fact that the article barely has anything to do with the actual trailer, and what little reaction there is is so overwhelmingly negative really seems weird. Especially considering that the first trailer
And yeah, I'll agree that Tarzan isn't a series doesn't seem like it's screaming for a modern day franchise. However, a lot of the writers on here find a way to put a positive spin on new trailers even when the trailers look crappy (i.e. Fantastic Four, Batman v Superman, X-Men: Apocalypse) the fact that the article barely has anything to do with the actual trailer, and what little reaction there is is so overwhelmingly negative really seems weird. Especially considering that the first trailer seemed to go over pretty well with most people and there's obviously some serious talent attached to the film.
7:32PM on 06/20/2016
sigh don't blame joblo, blame billy donnely, his writing on this site is garbage and clearly bias as he has judged the movie b4 it has come out. The first trailer WOW'd people (including me) and this trailer has solidified that I am going to go see this.
sigh don't blame joblo, blame billy donnely, his writing on this site is garbage and clearly bias as he has judged the movie b4 it has come out. The first trailer WOW'd people (including me) and this trailer has solidified that I am going to go see this.
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7:55PM on 06/20/2016
It truly is. He has to be one of the worst writer this site has ever had. Did he sleep with someone to get this job?
It truly is. He has to be one of the worst writer this site has ever had. Did he sleep with someone to get this job?
12:24AM on 06/21/2016
Well said. Just reading this made me angry at him. Who the fuck is he lol
Well said. Just reading this made me angry at him. Who the fuck is he lol
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4:59PM on 06/20/2016

You are right

it IS you. Stop whining, give it a shot. Looks good to me! I am in on opening weekend.
it IS you. Stop whining, give it a shot. Looks good to me! I am in on opening weekend.
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4:35PM on 06/20/2016

i'm in

I dunno man, I feel the complete opposite of the article... this movie was totally under the radar for me and I had little to no interest in it, but with each new trailer im looking forward to it more and more. could it be terrible? absolutely - it has the chance to be a total bomb. But from what i'm seeing and whos involved, it looks like it could be a hell of a lot of fun too
I dunno man, I feel the complete opposite of the article... this movie was totally under the radar for me and I had little to no interest in it, but with each new trailer im looking forward to it more and more. could it be terrible? absolutely - it has the chance to be a total bomb. But from what i'm seeing and whos involved, it looks like it could be a hell of a lot of fun too
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4:39PM on 06/20/2016
I hope you're right... Good luck with it.
I hope you're right... Good luck with it.
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4:33PM on 06/20/2016
Hate on the journalism or the Marvel fanboy-ism all you want but it's true, there isn't really an audience or a demand for this movie.
Hate on the journalism or the Marvel fanboy-ism all you want but it's true, there isn't really an audience or a demand for this movie.
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4:11PM on 06/20/2016
"But that's to me...," he says after shitting all over the movie he's never seen for the entirety of the article. Sigh, I forgot we're not supposed to critique the "journalism" here.
"But that's to me...," he says after shitting all over the movie he's never seen for the entirety of the article. Sigh, I forgot we're not supposed to critique the "journalism" here.
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4:40PM on 06/20/2016
So go ahead and go see it... No one is telling you not to. It's your money and time. Do whatever you want with it, including seeing this movie if it appeals to you.
So go ahead and go see it... No one is telling you not to. It's your money and time. Do whatever you want with it, including seeing this movie if it appeals to you.
5:01PM on 06/20/2016
Hos point here Kid, is that the writer is crapping on a film he has not seen due to his personal taste. That is on how critics or writers are supposed to do their job.
Hos point here Kid, is that the writer is crapping on a film he has not seen due to his personal taste. That is on how critics or writers are supposed to do their job.
4:06PM on 06/20/2016
Joblo Logic; it doesn't have a Marvel banner, it's not worth your time.
Joblo Logic; it doesn't have a Marvel banner, it's not worth your time.
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4:20PM on 06/20/2016
Disney. Anything Disney they fucking love.
Disney. Anything Disney they fucking love.
7:57PM on 06/20/2016
That's so true. I love Marvel, but even I am starting to tire of this site's blind following of everything Marvel.
That's so true. I love Marvel, but even I am starting to tire of this site's blind following of everything Marvel.
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