THE PLOT THUS FAR
During an expedition to a remote African jungle, the Greystoke family’s helicopter crashes, leaving one survivor: the young boy J.J., nicknamed Tarzan. Raised by gorillas, Tarzan lives by the laws of the jungle — until he encounters another human being, the courageous and beautiful Jane Porter. For Tarzan and Jane, it’s love at first sight — and the beginning of a thrilling adventure — as Tarzan uses his instincts and intellect to protect his jungle home and the woman he loves.
With bonus material including three behind-the-scenes featurettes, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD exclusively at Walmart.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Tarzan” has been revamped. Now, he’s a wild man living with Jane and trying to stop the mercenaries hired by an evil corporation. These guys are looking for a comet that supplies an unlimited energy source. What’s really curious as the attempts to push the romance between Tarzan and Jane. There’s also a lot of washing out Tarzan’s English origins. Everything is American and it plays like a macho take on Ferngully.
There are going to be a ton of readers that are amused by the fact that Kellan Lutz is playing Tarzan. If we ever interview that guy, he might get pissed if he learns that it’s a recurring joke that he’s going to appear in a movie. It’s not a slam on the guy, it’s just that our older readers can’t figure out who he is or what he has ever done. The film only sports about 20 minutes of actual action, so your kids are going to get pretty bored. But, those 20 minutes are pretty cool.
The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes, a DVD and Digital Copy as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp for a DTV movie. Though, I do believe that it got a limited theatrical release in Europe a few months ago. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is pretty strong. Still, the 1080p transfer shows off the plastic nature of the CG flesh. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to parents of small boys.
RELEASE DATE: 08/05/2014