An interesting re-shaping of a classic story that could've left a much greater impact were it not bogged down by half-assed CGI landscapes (and animals) and a predictable plot. The foundation was there, but yet again David Yates' visual style is generic, dull, without so much as an inkling of originality - ultimately undoing what was a very interesting premise.
This movie supposed to be fun and full of adrenaline but instead was very dull and so superficial. The story is simple, nothing apart. Also the characters does not impress so much, especially Tarzan who is not so convincing, doesn't feel like he has a story behind him. And the main reason for that is because the flashbacks really don't worked here. With pity, 5/10.
[Tarzan * (Fitzcaraldo + Cobra Verde) / Yates - Herzog] ^ puking rainbow color-correction + hanus vfx + fetishistic tie-me-up themes = what the fucking fuck did I just watch? "People love a good story..." Oh, and then there's Sam L's worst performance in recent memory. I can only imagine it was because he had long lost any glimmer of hope in the character and his director.
A very tedious exercise in filmmaking. Everything about this movie should work but for me it doesn´t. Skarsgard and Robbie fails to brings their shallow characters to life and neither does Waltz. Only Jackson seem to get some sort of character arc and manages to breathe life into the movie. The biggest problem here is that the movie never takes any risks. Everything is servicable but plain and dull.