“Holly on Hollywood”
by Holly McClure
The Legend Of Tarzan
“The Legend of Tarzan” stars Alexander Skarsgard as John Clayton III, who resides in his late parent’s Victorian Greystoke manner in England with his wife Jane (Margot Robbie). It’s been a decade since The Lord of the jungle left Africa but he’s soon asked to return with George (Samuel L. Jackson) under the premise that he investigates the inhumane treatment of the African people for King Leopold. Tarzan and Jane are reunited with their beloved animals and old friends but soon, all are trapped in a deadly scheme led by Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz), to capture Tarzan and deliver him to an old enemy in exchange for diamonds.
The PG-13 adventure has lots of action (in the jungle, on a train, boat, etc.), amazing and realistic CGI animals, intense battles with an African tribe, incredible scenery and breathtaking scenes of Tarzan swinging through the trees. I grew up loving Tarzan movies, so I was hoping to see…
…some of those elements in this story and I wasn’t disappointed! There are wonderful details woven in with flashbacks that show how Tarzan was raised by the apes, how he met Jane and why he returned to England. Jackson is a perfect addition playing the sidekick with humor and sarcasm. I enjoyed Skarsgard as a Tarzan who exudes a sexy strength of character as well as physic. And Robbie’s Jane, who can hold her own when facing danger. Their loving relationship and happy ending already made me wish for a sequel. Tarzan fans, don’t pay attention to the negative reviews – go see this movie, you will not be disappointed!
“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.
Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.
In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!