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    A 2016 Alexander Skarsgård And Margot Robbie Film Is Winning On Netflix Right Now

    Directed by “Harry Potter” alum David Yates, “The Legend of Tarzan” finds Skarsgård’s Lord of the Jungle and his now-wife Jane Clayton (Robbie) living as nobles in England in the late 19th century, their adventuring days far behind them. When George Washington Williams (Samuel L. Jackson), a real-life Civil War veteran and politician, tells Tarzan he believes King Leopold II of Belgium is enslaving people and exploiting the resources of Tarzan’s old home in the Congo, Jane and Tarzan team up with Williams to expose the truth, pitting them against the deplorable Belgian Captain Léon Rom (Christoph Waltz) and his forces.

    If making Tarzan a white savior and giving him credit for something the actual Williams did all by himself sounds like a bad idea, rest assured, it is. But even setting its problematic elements aside, “The Legend of Tarzan” is mostly just a stilted would-be crowd-pleaser. Skarsgård and Robbie have little chemistry (their big love scene has all the heat of a literal Barbie and Ken doll being rubbed together), the action is a clumsy mix of unconvincing CGI and majestic practical sets, and the central story is constantly being interrupted by far-less-compelling flashbacks to Tarzan’s past, which includes a subplot involving the vengeful Chief Mbonga (Djimon Hounsou, going way harder than this movie warrants).

    Although far from a total bomb, “The Legend of Tarzan” was definitely not the success Warner Bros. wanted, grossing $348.9 million at the box office against a $180 million budget. Easily the best thing to come out of it was Hozier’s end credits single “Better Love,” a true banger you would never associate with the film if you didn’t know better. I’m sure someone can direct a great movie starring Skarsgård and Robbie, but this ain’t it, folks.

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