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John Carter of Mars

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by silenthunterstudios, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Anyone seen it yet?

    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  2. Jake5713


    Feb 27, 2012
    On my way to see it now
  3. rkmoore


    Oct 30, 2010
    In the theater now. Bout to check it out in IMAX. Starts in 1minute.
  4. OldPhysics


    Sep 2, 2006
    Slow in the middle ... but enjoyed the beginning and the end.

    Overall, I got my money's worth.:)

    Of course, I'm so old I practically REMEMBER Edgar Rice Burroughs.;)
  5. rkmoore


    Oct 30, 2010
    Not bad not great either. A lot of great looking blades - barongs, eneps, & tapangas etc.
    Mostly a special effects extravaganza. Acting and writing were both sub-par.
    I'd give it a solid 7.5 outta 10.
  6. JTC


    Dec 22, 2002
    Saw it last night. I really enjoyed it and thought it played out really well. I liked how it had a little humor. Good movie.
  7. mwerner


    Apr 23, 2002
    Almost all the critical reviews have been quite good. There are complaints about how the film is being marketed.... Yesterday, on CNN, they noted that as far as Disney was concerned, you'd never know the thing was based on an Edgar Rice Burroughs series and that it dates back almost to the turn of the century.
    Many science fiction fans have been waiting many years to see these on the screen; likely only possible with modern CGI.
  8. yablanowitz


    Apr 14, 2006
    Better make that "loosely based" on Burrow's work. They took a lot of liberties with the storyline and the characters. Of course, I just reread "A Princess of Mars" for the umpteenth time.
  9. shunsui

    shunsui Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    I saw the Traci Lords version awhile back. ;)
  10. 1234

    1234 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2005
    This new one was only slightly better.

  11. sinjans


    Jul 6, 2010
    Worst ever!!!! I'd rather watch wickerman again than sit through 5 minutes of this crap.
  12. yablanowitz


    Apr 14, 2006
    Well compared to "Cloverfield", "John Carter" is a masterpiece. It depends on your point of view, I guess.
  13. ron mathews

    ron mathews

    Feb 11, 2003
    I cut my reading teeth on all the Edgar Rice Burroughs series and was looking forward to the movie which I saw last Saturday. Yeah, they took a lot of liberties with the storyline and the characters, but I was expecting this and went with the mindset I was going to be entertained and I was. IMO a lot less liberties than most of the Tarzan movies over the years ("Cheeta"? WTF, it was little Nkima! I could go on for days).

    PS: Loved Woola! :D
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012
  14. marthinus

    marthinus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 10, 2006
    I enjoyed it.
  15. OldPhysics


    Sep 2, 2006
    Fortunately, I couldn't care less what the critics and other moviegoers think.

    I enjoyed it. Good enough for me.

    Yes, liked the toad-dog!
  16. sinjans


    Jul 6, 2010
    I have to agree with you there. that was quite funny
  17. I saw it over the weekend and liked it. I found my old copy of Princess of Mars, and have been poking through it. Yeah, a lot of liberties were taken, but I think they did a good job. I hope that the sequels can be made, but the way the box office is looking, I think whoever green lighted the movie might be in for some bumpy seas :(.
  18. OldPhysics


    Sep 2, 2006
    Disney now says they might lose $200M on the movie.

    Yes, it's going to be rough seas for the producers and director on this one.

  19. white avenger

    white avenger

    Dec 31, 2008
    I'm one of the people who have been waiting half a century, literally, to see "A Princess Of Mars" on screen. My opinion is, it was well worth the wait. I would, and have, recommended it to all of my friends without hesitation. I didn't expect to see everything in "A Princess Of Mars" in the movie, but what WAS there was quite satisfactory to me, and I truly hope thet the other two of the trilogy will become movies in my lifetime.
  20. not2sharp

    not2sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 1999
    I went in expecting yet another CGI mess like the latest Conan and was pleasantly surprised. This is a good movie; it would have been a great movie if they had tone down the flagrant violation of physics (this is a late 19th century piece trying to imagine the kinds of feats that we saw our astronauts perform on the moon -70 years later), but the story did hold together, the plot did move at a brisk pace, and there was an undercurrent of humor throughtout. It is not a Star Wars, Avatar or a Lord of the Rings, but I would say it is better than any of the 3 Star Wars prequels. I would give it a solid 7 out of 10.


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