What will make or break this film more than anything else is its effects. As the trailer shows there is potentially enough story, drama and antagonism for this to be a real adventure film of sorts. However, what the production needs to prove is that it can be as realistic in its depiction of apes and other animal creatures just as the new "Planet of the Apes" films managed to do so eloquently.
And while the film may go wrong in the factors mentioned and or in others. Its a remake/retelling that is different enough from the films that are being played in theaters constantly today, which are the usual fare of robots, disaster films and cape adventures. So a little Tarzan and Jane will be a nice change of pace.
director: David Yates
starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson
release dates: July 1, 2016 (U.S.)