Analysis Of The Book ' Lord Of The Apes ' Essay

936 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
A. Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow Pictures decided to take the classical story of the “Lord of the Apes” by giving it a modern makeover. The Legend of Tarzan, staring Alexander Skarsgård as John Clayton/Tarzan and Margot Robbie as Jane Clayton, recycles an old tale of the beefy white man in a loincloth saving African yet again. The movie starts in 1890, the post era of “King of the Jungle,” roughly ten years after Tarzan left the Congo. Tarzan has been re-assimilated into 19th Century England under the new name, John Clayton. He is a more civilized version of the swinging hero most know and love as he has adapted to life in London along with his wife Jane. As a celebrity, legend and Earl of Greystoke, John Clayton is invited by King Leopold II from Belgian to come to Africa for political reasons. John refuses his invitation, but reconsiders after George Washington Williams (Samuel L. Jackson), African-American US Civil War veteran, informs him that Leopold is suspected of slavery activity in the Congo. So, Lord Clayton and Williams, along with Jane, set off for the Congo. When they arrive, a man by the name of Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz) attacks the village they are staying at (which is also the village where Jane grew up). Rom works for Leopard and is trying to finance his army in the Congo by capturing Tarzan and delivering him to Chief Mbonga (Djimon Hounsou), who is seeking revenge after Tarzan killed his only son oh so many years ago. As a…

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