After all the cartoon with kids, like Finding Dory, surprisingly, my sister wanted to try watching “Legend of Tarzan” on a boring Saturday. When I thought the story may track back the character’s origin, the actual content turns out beyond expectations. And you would feel more compelled to see it through.
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Love and Protection – Sometimes, it is hard to justify one killing. Was it for protection or revenge? In this sequel – if I may call it so, Tarzan killed an indigenous kid for harming his gorilla mother. The boy had killed her for his “practice”. So his father tricks the civilized Tarzan all the way back to him just for his retribution. Here, do I need to remind you of the cycle of evil Karma? I almost always know it is difficult to tolerate a murderer for putting down our loved one’s life. Yet, if a revenge takes place, the chain would never be broken.
Best of Both Worlds – This stage of life seems to challenge Tarzan against his past, for the current lifestyle he’s enjoying. Yet, he does not fail forget his roots and returns “home” for the best of his native families. I’d say not only is his blood noble, so is his heroism for those Congolese slaves. So will you remember your origins after you become somebody everyone looks up to? Will you make both worlds better places?
Active Companion – The other best part of this action movie is the sense of independence of his wife, Jane. In most scenes, she proves to be playing an active role, compared to a passive doll in traditional plots. Still, she finds herself attached to Tarzan, thanks to his sense of protection and sacrifice. So I personally think if a story adds a dynamic female character, it will carry more weight in its content.