Tarzan

 

Not too long ago I listened to the first two Tarzan novels on audiobook. In particular, I picked up The Tarzan Duology from audible,  narrated by Finn J.D. John. The books are pretty different from the old TV shows. In a ‘way better’ sort of way. With the 20% off coupon Barnes & Noble sent me this week, I picked up the leather bound collection of the first three Tarzan stories. Over the weekend I took advantage of the Audible 2-for-1 sale and picked up The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. And now this…

I like Alexander Skarsgård, or rather I liked him in True Blood, not so much in Battleship. This movie isn’t starting at the beginning; Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. So I shouldn’t have to cringe every time they get the book wrong… But they already did that in the trailer… damn, Hollywood. The CG looks good. It’s not a superhero movie. It’s Tarzan. I’ll give this one a shot. Hopefully they will do more justice to this Edgar Rice Burroughs property than they did to John Carter of Mars.