Why hasn't Tarzan been given any justice?

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  1. The Phantom Dredknight

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    I know I'm probably in the minority here, but I truely feel that Tarzan deserves a new live action movie done totally in the vain of the ERB books.

    For awhile now, Tarzan has been seen as this innocent, but loveable type of hero, all the way back to the Buster Crabbe days. That's all great and dandy if your a kid, but for someone who's actually read the book, I wish they'd make a seriously mature, gritty Tarzan flick.

    The animated Disney version was dabbed a tiny bit into this which is why I liked it, but it still saw Tarzan as this innocent character. I want them to make a live action Tarzan movie that shows what the character was all about and what made him so cool.

    I want them to show the true brutality of being raised in the jungle. I want them to show what man truely is like when all he knows is animal instinct.

    I want them to show the cruelty of the natives and how they tortured their prisoners.

    Two thirds of the movie would have very little dialogue, and start with Lord Greystoke and his wife getting abandoned on the jungle and their brutal death and basically just show Tarzan's bloody rise to the top of the food chain with Jane coming in at the end of the movie.

    It'd be a lot like PJ's King Kong but on a smaller scale.
     
  2. Matt IKYN Guy Groupie

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    So you want The Passion of the Christ, with Tarzan? ;)
     
  3. The Phantom Dredknight

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    I guess you could call it that. The Passion of Greystoke.
     
  4. logansoldcigar Registered

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    Is it safe to assume you havent seen "Greystoke, the legend of Tarzan, Lord of th Apes"?
    Its not perfect, sets itsself some lofty ideals, but its not bad. I dont think Christopher Lambert has ever been better, TBH
    here is a review from DVD review:

    inceidentally, if you do ever see it, andi MacDowells voice was dubbed cos she could get an english accent
     
  5. Wilhelm-Scream Registered

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    Screw mundane old Tarzan.

    A PRINCESS OF MARS
    THE GODS OF MARS
    THE WARLORD OF MARS
    THUVIA, MAID OF MARS
    THE CHESSMEN OF MARS
    THE MASTER MIND OF MARS
    A FIGHTING MAN OF MARS
    SWORDS OF MARS
    SYNTHETIC MEN OF MARS
    LLANA OF GATHOL
    JOHN CARTER OF MARS

    Th^t's what I want to see.
     
  6. Dr. Fate Registered

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    Much like Aquaman, Tarzan can't get any love.
     
  7. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Remember Tarzan and the Lost City, that low budget one with Casper Van Dien? :p

    Though a new PG-13 one needs to be made.
     
  8. Lone Non-playable character

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    I'd like to see a true to the book Tarzan movie.

    Although, it might have to be a porno once Jane gets into the picture...you know them monkeys and their humping..:o
     
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    I don't know what your smoking but I just watched Greystoke, the legend of Tarzan... It is NOT Tarzan, I mean it isn't bad but it certainly isn't Tarzan. Gone are the awesome fight scenes, gone is the cool ape society, the cannible tribe has becoem nothing but fodder, and there are some other things. Tarzan was essentially turned into a stupid ******ed ***** who mumbles the entire time, the movie was okay but some people were saying it's faithful to the book and what not, and it really isn't. It completely changed the character.
     
  11. BEER Registered

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    That one Tarzan with Casper Van Damme or whatever was horrid. :down
     
  12. The Dark Defender Unite and Fight

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    Van Dien. Most movies he's in are, except Sleepy Hollow.
     
  13. BEER Registered

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    Ah, I was close, thanks. And I agree.
     
  14. XwolverineX Registered

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    The Disney Movie was fine enough.
     
  15. CapBeerCino Registered

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    I love Disney's take :o
     
  16. christopher lamberts first english speaking role..and he fantastic in it.

    :up:
     
  17. Movies205 Corporate Money

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    What is so great about it? All he does is brood and mumble the entire time...
     
  18. Sundancer Cynicist

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    Nobody can take a jungle man seriously if he doesnt have a beard.
     

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