My first introduction to Tarzan came when I was a young girl, but it had nothing to do with the book or that Disney cartoon. No, I was teenager, hopped up on hormones and watching HBO when Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes came on. I had never laid my eyes on Christopher Lambert before and seeing him in all that shirtless-long-hair-glory stirred something in my
loins heart. I’ve had a bit of a fascination with the character ever since, and watched George of the Jungle more times than any full-grown woman should admit to.
Now Alexander Skarsgard is taking on the role of Tarzan? Really? The ONLY reason I watched 5 consecutive seasons of True Blood is playing the role that first lit the furnaces of my youth?
Oh, HELL YES HE IS!
Sure, there are other reasons to see The Legend of Tarzan. Margot Robbie plays the Ape Man’s true love Jane Porter while Christoph Waltz takes on the role of dangerous Captain Rom. Even Samuel Jackson plays real-life journalist George Washington Williams. He wrote an open letter to King Leopold in 1890, condemning the treatment of the Congolese so yes, there’s an actual history lesson in The Legend of Tarzan. No one will blame you if you just want to see it because of the picture above, though.
Whatever you reason is, click HERE to get free passes to see The Legend of Tarzan, then watch the trailer below. Hmmm, I wonder what Christopher Lambert is up to these days.