I would recommend this movie, far better than the 3 stars given by Mike Sheridan.
saw this last night, was looking forward to it for a while and it didn't disappoint, loved it! gonna buy the books asap and i'm looking forward to the next film! liked the ending also, was unexpected
This is a brilliant movie! I just think if it had a different name it would have done better. Judging by the movie poster I thought it was about a guy and elephants. Well worth a watch, a rarity nowadays.
Disney have dusted down Edgar Rice Burrough's 1917 novel A Princess Of Mars, the first in his series of John Carter Of Mars stories, and given it a 21st Century makeover... with mixed results. It feels like a lot of sci-fi outsider-turned-warrior films mixed together - Dune, Return Of The Jedi, Flash Gordon - yet John Carter predates all of them. US Civil War veteran Carter finds himself whisked to Barsoom (aka Mars) when he's given a talisman by a dying alien. That sounds like last year's flop The Green Lantern, but thankfully this is a more sound film. Moving seamlessly from animation to live action, director Andrew Stanton conjures up a lively world full of warring alien tribes, flying barges, feisty princesses and dastardly bad guys. The production design and visual effects are particularly good, though the performances are decidedly mid-range (normal anyway for a visually-driven blockbuster). Newcomer Taylor Kitsch is someone we'll be seeing a lot more of in the near future and he's not too bad in the lead role. It's a rousing, entertaining enough film with franchise potential but more work needs to be done on character development if audiences are expected to come back for more.
Liked it. If there had never been a Star Wars or Avatar it would have seemed amazing. Ironic that it hasn't done well when so many huge blockbusters owe it a debt.
saw this last week, was looking forward to it for a while and it didn't disappoint, would recommened
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