Originally Posted by AE35Unit
I thought the movie was entertaining tho. And its pointless rearing up and saying Yes but its nothing like the book because we're talking two different mediums here. The Tarzan movies entertained countless hordes years ago even tho they probably never realised he was based loosely on a series of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I certainly wasn't aware of that when I was watching Tarzan every sunday with my brother,and later when I learned the truth it made no difference. TV/film is entertainment primarily. Books are different,more personal I think.
yes, but when you found out that the 30's movies of Tarzan were kinda based off the books, did you check the books out, or did you try to pass yourself off as "better than" someone who had read the Tarzan novels? that is my main pet peeve. I try to enjoy a movie based on a movie's merits, not that it was based off a book, some of them as said above left such a foul taste in my mouth on abusing a good name like that....
Honestly I made it through 4 Tarzan novels, but couldn't get into Jewels of Opar, Burroughs may have had an interesting viewpoint, but his use of stellar coincidence as a plot mechanism drove me away. both Tarzan and John Carter books. Didn't even make it through the 3rd book of those. coincidences piled too high to plow through anymore.