I think I’d been expecting this to be the retelling of the Tarzan story, following in the path of The Jungle Book and Maleficent to be a live-action version of the other Tarzan movies. I was expecting it to be a Tarzan Reboot. It was not. The first time we see Tarzan in this The Legend of Tarzan, he’s dressed in a suit in his manor. This is not the story of Tarzan growing up in the jungle, it’s the story of Tarzan returning to the jungle and what happens when he does. That’s a much better story and Tarzan a much more complex character. That was unexpected – I’d gone just to see Alexander Skarsgard’s abs and I’d gotten so much more. Read more
I was surprised by how crowded the theatre was when I went to see Bond. It was Sunday afternoon, the movie had been out for two days already and the place was still packed. That’s rare for Lethbridge. James Bond is pretty popular and it’s not hard to see why. You know what you’re getting into – there’s car chases and fights and seductions and witty repartee all of these things done very very well. They must have sunk a ton of money into that thing, it was breathtaking to watch.