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And then there's TARZAN AND THE LOST CITY, a straight-played sequel to 1984's GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES. Well- chined Casper Van Dien (STARSHIP TROOPERS) has replaced Christopher Lambert, and big-mouthed Jane March (THE COLOR OF NIGHT) is in for Andie MacDowell and the voice of Glenn Close. (Ms. Close dubbed all of the drawler's dialogue from the first film, as I recall.) The story finds John Clayton in England, engaged to his sweetheart, but soon (within one scene!) summoned back to Africa by a spiritual vision (!!), to thwart ruthless ravagers on the trail to the Lost City of Opar. (A legendary city of great mystical power, blah blah blah.) Lots of unspectacular action happens, all played way too seriously, with nary a wink or a nudge from any of the actors, human or otherwise. Aside from a surprising lack of blood, gore, sex, swearing, nekkid women, or gratuitous shots of the newly buf- fed Van Dien, there's nothing even remotely remarkable here. I mean, even the sumptuous scenery is Dullsville (pop. 300). Take the kids and leave 'em. They'll love it, though they might wonder what happened to an Ape Named Ape. Watch out for that tree! (Rated "PG"/83 min.) Grade: D+ Copyright 1998 Michael J. Legeros Movie Hell is a trademark of Michael J. Legeros
Originally posted to triangle.movies as MOVIE HELL: He Shoots! He Doesn't Score!