The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan ★★★

Not much of an argument that this isn't hashtag problematic even given its sorta half-assed anti-colonialism, but I wonder if there's any way this material wouldn't seem blinkered when confronted with modern sensibilities. Anyway I don't want to go out on a limb for this (har har), but it's very agreeably pulpy and paced within an inch of its life, with a relative narrative economy (exposition and character beats delivered on the fly! Just imagine!) and action sequences that even feel, gasp, directed, like someone's gone out of the way to actually choose the shots or something. I even liked the borderline-Stephen Sommers ultra-dodgy CGI.