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    John Carter (2012)


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    John Carter (2012)

    Post by genkicoll on Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:33 pm

    John Carter
    Disney, 2012

    Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.

    Starring Taylor Kitsch as John Carter, and Lynn Collins as the princess, Dejah.


    Whomever wrote the synopsis above made a slight mistake:  "discovers a lush planet"  There is nothing lush about this planet -- I saw VERY little vegetation! Silly face  Someone needs to check their dictionary!

    I never heard of this movie until yesterday afternoon, when it came on TV, and what an interesting movie it is!

    I didn't know anything about it going in, expecting it to be a really dated offering from days gone by.  What I found was a movie full of fun, humor, and drama.  It's like a cross between Prince of Persia, Avatar, and Star Wars all thrown together into a mix that works really well!

    John Carter is a character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, an author whom I believe was way ahead of his time.  Mr. Burroughs is the man who created Tarzan, The Land That Time Forgot (Caspak series), many many more.  This movie marked 100 years since John Carter was first introduced.  Just how much science was common knowledge back in 1912?  Consider some of the themes and modern knowledge represented in these books, and perhaps you'll see where I'm coming from.

    Ah, I digress, as usual Laugh

    The overall feeling of the movie was very similar to Prince of Persia, a movie which I enjoyed.  When you add in the other influences (mentioned above,) it really makes for a fun movie.

    Taylor Kitsch (John) somehow looked like a cross between a buffed up Brad Pitt and a younger Billy Bob Thornton, and he did a good job playing the somewhat reluctant, bad ass hero.  Lynn Collins (Dejah) was an excellent match, being a bad ass in her own right, powerful both in character and in body.

    Disney did an excellent job with the body language and facial expressions on their non-human characters, and I especially loved the dog-like creature.  What a hoot he was!

    Yes, there were a few corny Flash Gordon-type moments, but they just added to the charm of the movie.  Overall, it's a solid adventure, and fun for the whole family. Okay

    Never be a prisoner of your past.
    It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.


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    Re: John Carter (2012)

    Post by luvtoread on Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:11 am

    When this movie came out, it had really bad reviews and was a flop.
    I honestly knew nothing about it and forgot about it till now.
    Maybe I will check it out at a future time.

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