The film also takes a rather original approach to the story, setting it in modern times, and even throwing in a giant meteorite from outer space.
Tarzan will be a 3D animated adventure film, which employs motion capture technology. In this film, Tarzan is actually the son of billionaire adventurers, who died in a plane crash. The villain is the man who took over Greystoke Industries, a company run by John Greystoke after Tarzan‘s parents died.
The young boy, whose original name is John Jr., known as JJ, but then is later called Tarzan, is found and adopted by the silverback gorilla Kala and raised as an ape.
As time passes by, Tarzan who has long since forgotten his roots, forgotten the terrible events of his childhood and has become a strong young man, who knows how to handle himself with great skill in even the most dangerous regions of the rainforest. He is fourteen years old when he discovers the beauty of nature during a venture outside of his usual territory.
During this excursion he comes across the wreckage of the helicopter, lodged high in the treetops. For the first time since the awful accident, he also sees humans again; tourists being led through the jungle by Greystoke’s old companion Porter. Here Tarzan encounters the bubbly Jane Porter and slowly learns about his humanity.
But then there is something else that is brewing. The new Chief Executive Officer of Greystoke Energies, William Clayton, is now searching for the meteorite and is willing to destroy the entire jungle to get it.
The gorillas and people move in almost lifelike fashion, and there are some scenes of jungle landscapes that look amazing. This part of the film would be most enjoyable.
Tarzan stars Kellan Lutz, Spencer Locke, Anton Zetterholm, Les Bubb, Trevor St. John, Jaime Ray Newman, Mark Deklin and Brian Huskey.
All said and done, this time around the makers have tried to inject some originality into the storyline. Tarzan is definitely a safe film that all the children will enjoy.