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Bored of the Jungle

So, here is the plot blurb for the upcoming animated Tarzan movie – yes, they are trying it again.

“Tarzan and Jane Porter face a mercenary army dispatched by the evil CEO of Greystoke Energies, a man who took over the company from Tarzan’s parents, after they died in a plane crash.”

Hollywood wonders why they cannot get butts in the seats anymore and they use a lot of flash to try to bring us in.  Maybe they should try telling a different story once in awhile, instead.  Once again, they are telling us the EVIL CORPORATION story.  This asteroid crashed in the jungle long ago, see, and it is made of some sort of rock that can answer all our energy needs, but they will need to rip up the jungle to get to it.  Or something like that.

Never mind that this energy source would increase air quality and provide JOBS for thousands of Africans, while helping their balance of trade, and even a large mountain of the material could be reached by just one or two access roads.  We are talking about a corporation, dammit, and they are evil.  We cannot let them despoil nature.

It seems to me that the Tarzan story is big enough that they could create a new type of man-versus-man or man-versus-nature story, without relying on the same old leftist tripe.  New stories, new ideas, can get the butts in the seats.


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