Filmmakers also did away with the loincloth
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Tarzan may be among America's classic fictional characters, but he's not beyond reproach. Like so many well-worn tales, Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan was borne of a vastly different time more than 100 years ago, when narratives rooted in colonialism, white saviors and African stereotypes were the norm.Throughout the decades, Tarzan also became a staple of Hollywood – there have been 52 authorized films and seven television series that have told the tales of the King of the Jungle. "The Legend of Tarzan" is the first big-budget studio attempt to take on the character in the modern CGI world. Though there are those who would sooner see Tarzan left for the ages, the character's roots are so deep that they've become archetypal.Jackson sees this Tarzan as purely naturalistic, a character whose unique worldview transcends political mores.Even Disney had a take, although that 1999 animated film just sidestepped native populations altogether."The Legend of Tarzan" is certainly something new, and perhaps the most aggressive effort to right the wrongs, while still keeping Tarzan in the zeitgeist.
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