With all of the hubbub over the latest Tarzan film set to be released on the 2nd of May in the UK, I decided to cover the whole of the Tarzan franchise in this week’s article.
Tarzan has been a part of our popular culture for nearly 100 years. It’s not particularly educational, nor does it correctly represent Africa. Yes, Tarzan’s morals show that you should protect who you love, to be accepting of those different to you and that change can be a good thing. But Tarzan, to a child, is more of a fun film to watch than an educational one. I know many people that grew up dancing around the room pretending to be apes, practicing his yelling call and banging on their chests. Imitating other people the way Tarzan imitates Clayton’s walk.