DVD Release DateMargot Robbie's 2016 critically panned flop film dominates Netflix chart

Margot Robbie’s 2016 critically panned flop film dominates Netflix chart

  • Margot Robbie’s portrayal of Jane in The Legend of Tarzan was praised for redefining the character despite the film’s overall negative reception.
  • The Legend of Tarzan has experienced newfound interest and climbed to the number one spot on Netflix’s Top 10 movies list in the U.S. after being added to the platform.
  • Robbie’s ability to draw in an audience may lead to future projects, such as the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot, moving forward.

Margot Robbie consistently captivates viewers with her performances, as demonstrated by her recent success in the movie Barbie. Following the film’s box office and critical success, another Robbie film, The Legend of Tarzan, has gained increased attention on Netflix. Directed by David Yates and released in 2016, The Legend of Tarzan was initially met with poor critical response and features Robbie alongside a talented cast including Alexander Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz, and Samuel L. Jackson. Despite the film’s low Rotten Tomatoes score of around 35%, Robbie’s portrayal of Jane, Tarzan’s fearless and strong-minded wife, was praised for reimagining the character.

The narrative of The Legend of Tarzan puts a modern spin on the classic story, focusing on the couple’s return to Africa rather than Tarzan’s familiarization with human society. Although it earned over $350 million worldwide, the film is lesser known among Robbie’s other popular roles, such as her recurring portrayal of Harley Quinn in DC’s Suicide Squad films. However, after being added to Netflix, The Legend of Tarzan quickly rose to the number one spot on the platform’s Top 10 movies list in the U.S., surpassing new releases like The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Kevin Hart’s Lift on its first day of streaming. This success underscores Robbie’s status as one of Hollywood’s most prominent stars.

Over the course of her career, Margot Robbie has taken on a variety of roles, from her breakout performance in The Wolf of Wall Street to her fan-favorite character Harley Quinn. Her casting as “Stereotypical Barbie” in the highest-grossing movie of last year was a smart choice and has further elevated her standing in the industry. Robbie’s success in Barbie not only cements her status as a sought-after actress but also allows her to take on the role of producer for new projects she is passionate about. With the actress hinting at potentially taking a hiatus from acting, her future in the industry looks promising.

The resurgence of interest in The Legend of Tarzan on Netflix indicates Robbie’s current influence in attracting an audience, regardless of whether the film is new or old, critically acclaimed or panned. As a result, her rumored involvement in the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot could push the project forward after being stalled for the past couple of years. While the status of the reboot remains uncertain, Robbie’s next appearance may be in an Ocean’s 11 prequel film, potentially reuniting her with Barbie co-star Ryan Gosling.

The Legend of Tarzan is now available for streaming on Netflix.