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I liked your post, some people def take movies way too seriously.... But may I suggest there is some middle ground between John Carter fans and a hipster? Hey I like explosions, a good car chase (and art flicks) but the problem with this movie is it's all been done before...and better... If I want to sit around laughing I fart in the bathtub.



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I heard it was pretty meh. Me and my friends decided to watch project X. It was actually pretty fun. Mindless, chaotic, boob-filled fun. John Carter, feels like it's trying too hard.



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tripenfall said:

What movie where you watching? The story has been done a million times before, the CGI was average at best and I wonder how the actors kept a straight face for most of it.

Must be the $ they get.... Honestly, to think this story spawned 10 sequels is beyond belief....


First of all, the movie was SO FAR from the book it was based on, it's not even funny. Secondly, the first book was written in 1917, so alot of its themes weren't so overused back then.



The previews showed a big CGI fight à la Star Wars prequels so I probably won't be watching it anytime soon.



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Lol. That movie looked like an absolute turd to me and it seems like the critics agree...but then again, I like the sherlock holmes movies and they scored as poorly as this movie.



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Watched it this weekend and was a solid Film, I enjoyed it and so did my boy. Only available in 3D in my cinema which is well annoying so had to take in the 3D. Fortunately I did not notice any over the top 3D in your face moments.

Anyway what was more interesting is how some other films are really starting to look good. Battleship that is now looking awesome, MIB3 thats looking awesome, Avengers thats looking awesome and Wrath of the Titans is even looking good. Looks like I have few a trips to the Cinema to come over the next few months.



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Jereel Hunter said:
Coca-Cola said:

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.

Not very different story from the book?? Is that a joke? (Sorry, rant incoming) I hated this movie, mostly because I read the books. If you've never read the books, maybe it's an ok movie, but my feelings are very different. When I was young I found the series among my dad's old books and read them over and over. The names of characters are the same as the book, as well as a few small interactions. Everything else is different. The characters are NOTHING like they were in the books. The Tharks are nothing like they were in the books(other than physical appearance).

I don't understand how you can say "Tells you something about American's taste in movies. (dumbed down)." What wasn't dumbed down about this movie? They took every cliché in the book, (the figerative book, not the book the movie was based on) and added it in at the cost of the original story. There was nothing about this movie that wasn't standard action fare. I shudder to think how dumb you think american movie tastes are if this is in the "too intellectual" range.

You may be right.  i haven't read the book in a long long time.  i need to go back to the book and read it.  The movie seemed very similar to what I remembered from the book.  Only main difference is the princess.  For some reason, I pictured her with less clothes.

I don't think this movie was dumbed down.  for an action film, it did have character development, it had humor, romance, action, I enjoyed willem Dafoe's character, and his daughter.  The dog was funny. and the twist at the end was very Sherlock Holmes like.  



i also really liked john carter, hope more movies are made from this ip.
since percy jackson is getting a sequel , this movie stands a chance to get one as well.



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spurgeonryan said:
500 millions just to honestly break even with marketing costs. Without marketing cost 370-380 should do it world wide. 55 percent of theater profits go back to studios.

I wanted to see until the reviews came in. Saw sherlock aggain today. So maybe next week I can take my kids. Based off wanting to see it and this thread here.

And then you  have to remember that Blockbuster basicly work with a dollar spend and three back concept. What the hell was Disney Studios thinking...?



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Coca-Cola said:

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.

Actually, foreign tastes are dumbed down. Crummy 3D action movies do boffo overseas.

Carter bombed in the US because there are about 30 other movies that come out that are similar, but actually have a coherent storyline in regards to advertising.

No one in the US knew what "John Carter from Mars" was. I doubt anyone OS did, either, but saw the flashy lights and bought into it.



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