I just watched John Carter - with not much anticipation, but was curious.
Watched the 3d version, and it was full of win. Awesome movie.
Story was great - not very different than the book (I thought); Acting was great, music was good - reminds me of the action movies from the 80's; action scenes were great; did an awesome job of the set; costumes were awesdome as well; CGI was great (no wonder this movie cost $250m to make); just humorous enough, and the romance was believable - not that great but believable, and the twist at the end was very satisfying. Great job by Bird - I believe this is his first live action movie
I give it a solid A.
I will be judging other movies for the rest of the year to this one.
If you haven't seen it, I recommend it.
It bombed at the box office in the States, but did very well in the foreign market. Tells you something about American's taste in movies. (dumbed down).
I hope they wil make more John Carter movies.