Hugh Hudson’s primal epic follows John Clayton, a royal-blooded man raised by apes after his parents died following their shipwreck in Africa. After being found by Phillipe D’ Arnot, a kind hearted man that Clayton nursed back to health, they set sail for their native England.
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Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the ApesDirected byHugh Hudson
The film abandons the pulp aspect of Edgar Rice Burrough's books to it's detriment, but it's attempt at a kind of primal myth making is a compelling and intensely visual experience. There is so much rage and so much sadness. Christopher Lambert makes for a sensual and soulful Tarzan. Andi McDowell and Sir Ralph Richardson are both sympathetic and true in their emotions. It's ultimately not a children's movie, bleak.