is based on a fictional character named Tarzan created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. This film can be called the second Tarzan series even though there is no first series. Why? Because this film tells the time when Tarzan lived and lived in the city, not in the forest. Not telling stories about childhood and surviving in the forest but about John Clayton, a rich nobleman from London who has married Jane.
The scene opens with Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz) leading a mercenary to search for the Opar gemstone in the Congo jungle. Congo is a country controlled and controlled by King Leopold of Belgium. King Leopold was going through a financial crisis and was nearly bankrupt, so he sent Leon Rom to Congo so he could exploit his natural wealth, especially the expensive Opar gemstone.
Rom and his soldiers fought against one of the tribes in the forest. All soldiers died and Rom was left alone. A chieftain named Mbonga (Djimon Hounsou) does not want to kill him and even gives the Opar gemstone he is looking for. But there is a payoff, namely Rom having to bring Tarzan back to the forest. There is a grudge covering Mbonga's heart against Tarzan. His son has been killed by Tarzan. Tarzan is angry because the child has killed his mother who is a monkey.
Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard) since moving to the city is better known as John Clayton, who lives like a normal human being in a royal suit because he inherits the wealth of his dead parents. He lived happily with Jane, his wife who was known when in the forest.
One day Tarzan was persuaded by King Leopold's envoy to visit Congo with the excuse of building Congolese society. However, Tarzan refused. William (Samuel L. Jackson), an envoy from America, is suspicious of King Leopold's envoy who has a hidden purpose and reveals it to Tarzan. Eventually, Tarzan agreed to go to Congo accompanied by William to prove America's suspicions.
Tarzan, William, and Jane (Margot Robbie) travel to Congo by road. Eventually, they arrived in Congo and lived in a tribe where Jane had once lived. At night Rom and his soldiers attacked the tribe. Tarzan is successfully tied up and falls in a ravine while Jane is kidnapped with the young men of the tribe to become slaves. The chieftain is killed and William saves Tarzan but is unable to do much because he is outnumbered.
Tarzan and William are accompanied by several men after Rome to free Jane and the tribal youth. They were successfully freed from the train but Jane was not among them. Tarzan and William continue the chase of Ron using the ship. On the way, Jane managed to escape from the ship and hide in the forest. While hiding Jane met a herd of monkeys and saluted them so they would not be attacked. Unfortunately, Ron found Jane in such a condition and did not want to respect the monkeys. Even one of his soldiers shot the monkey so that there was a fight with the monkey group. Tarzan arrives late and Jane has already been taken away but Tarzan rescues the monkey who is his adopted brother.
Jane was taken to the Mbonga quarters and held hostage. Tarzan followed there and there was an exciting battle. In the end, there was a duel between Tarzan and the Mbonga chief. Tarzan manages to put a knife around Mbonga's neck and says that this fight must be stopped because Rom wants to destroy everything in Congo including the two of them. The monkeys also came and faced the members of the tribe ready to fight. The decision was in Mbonga and the end they did not continue the fight. Unfortunately, Rom managed to escape and took Jane.
Rom will make payments to someone who provides mercenaries at the port. Tarzan chased them and deployed bulls and tigers to destroy and destabilize the soldiers who were there. This strategy worked. Jane can be saved. There was a duel between Tarzan and Rom which was won by Tarzan.
Tarzan and Jane remain in the forest. About a year, Jane finally gave birth to a baby. Then William who already had evidence of Rom's actions representing King Leopold reported to the congress council. Furthermore, Williams is known as George Washington. William is said to be the first President of the United States.
The animation in this film is done very well. The animals that appear such as monkeys, tigers, crocodiles, bulls, etc. look like the real thing. The beautiful and charming natural scenery adds to the fun of watching this film.
Flashback stories are presented attractively according to the storyline so that the audience can understand the fabric of the stories that exist in the present and the past. Resentment and self-respect and honor are reflections in themselves. Like a Mbonga question to Tarzan, "do you have any honor?".