|Jereel Hunter 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.