In the Tarzan movie tradition
L. B. Godin | 05/08/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For a true Edgar Rice Burroughs fan this one misses it once again but we have grown to expect that from Hollywood. However, if you enjoyed the campy old-time Tarzan movies, this one is just for you. The "Jane" in this movie is not the typical as expected in the role. She is a New York city cab driver and breathes some fresh air into the rather stale stereotyped role. The writing and the acting is B movie grade but it is a fun one for the kids with nothing you need to screen. If you are looking for serious cinema, go somewhere else. But for fun, family entertainment in the old time Tarzan movie tradition, try this one out."
L. B. Godin | Cleveland, Ohio United States | 08/14/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I used to be a monster Joe fan and although I don't have the movie in DVD, someone sent me the t.v. movie in a VHS tape when it first aired in '89. I doubt the DVD is any different. As a bit of trivia, this is Joe's first movie and it started my collection and ironically 8 years later was he asked by the same producers to play Tarzan in the year long show Tarzan: The Epic Adventures for one reason alone. He looked the part. Epic showed his growth as the ape man, while Tarzan In Manhattan displayed him as the bright-eyed child unused to civilized ways. Anyone get a load of that awful suit Jane made him buy? Really funny, and Joe with his pinache acted as if nothing was out of place. I was and still am amazed when I see the movie how naturally funny Joe can be as demonstrated in the scene where he's left alone while Jane showers and he wanders in the kitchen after being startled by turning up the t.v. volume and the stereo and he accidentally turns on the full blender and he gets splashed and another scene where he brings a bouquet of flowers, plunks them in a pot and says with a sly smile "lunch". I hated Jane who prattled on about all her failed relationships while hoping Tarzan would still be interested in her instead of just saying "hi". I tossed a feminist hairball in the way her father played by Tony Curtis acted because he refused to give Jane the credit of being able to manage her own life no matter how much she grumbled. He'd never have done that had Jane been his son. Nor was he funny when he kept referring to Cheeta as "Chiquita". Cheeta driving a Police cruiser was funnier than Tony Curtis could ever be. The entire story itself was lame but as Joe is nice to look at, he made the movie watchable and I might add will always be the best Tarzan of past and present. If you want to have some fun with a light hearted Tarzan, hike up your loincloth, collect your Cheeta from the swinging chandalier and get Tarzan In Manhattan."
L. B. Godin | 04/26/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really liked this light hearted movie, part serious part comedy. Makes one wonder whose more civilized, New Yorkers or Tarzan. Best bets on Tarzan. Great first role for Joe. Jane was hysterical, as was Archemedes Porter played by Tony Curtis.We should all have fathers as protective as he is.Seeing Cheeta drive the cab was a hoot! Jungle comedy in da big city.A must see for seeing a light hearted ape man."
Silly Movie but ~OH SO NICE TO LOOK AT!
Stillblondebombshell | Michigan | 10/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This one is for you Joe. Yes, Ladies its true. Although it does have a very silly plot...Tarzan and ape running thru Manhattan and all. However, He certainly is Beautiful. Just for the record...his real personality matches. Knew him in LA. (Too bad I was too young and scared!!!) WORTH THE $ LADIES!"