Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

In 'The Legend of Tarzan,' Alexander Skarsgard Looks at Home in the Jungle

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

In 'The Legend of Tarzan,' Alexander Skarsgard Looks at Home in the Jungle

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"The Legend of Tarzan," directed by David Yates, who is fresh from the "Harry Potter" franchise, doesn't go in for a lot of "Me Tarzan, you Jane" stuff. No, this is a socially conscious Tarzan movie.

Alexander Skarsgard plays Tarzan - or to be more exact, John Clayton III, fifth Earl of Greystoke and a member of the House of Lords. He is sent as an emissary by Belgium's King Leopold, the Voldemort of this piece, to the Congo, supposedly to oversee the king's many charitable works. In actuality, Tarzan is set up to be captured in a scheme that will reap Belgium a fortune in diamonds.

Greystoke/Tarzan reluctantly takes his wife, Jane (Margot Robbie), back to Africa with him. (It's been almost a decade since they both left.) She wants to go; after all, she grew up there, too. …

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