Mar 27, 2012

John Carter

by Terri Wagner

In keeping with a movie theme. I'm going to discuss John Carter. Can't imagine why this is NOT the best movie to come along in ages. It's a wonderful, uplifting, funny story written long before Star Wars came on the scene. I say that because some of the creatures and ships will remind you of Star Wars. However, Edgar Rice Burroughs predates George Lucas by a century or so.

Best part of the movie hands down is that John Carter finds his mojo again by realizing you can't really escape your finer nature. I love the fact that he was a Virginian, since I consider that my adopted state.

It's another one of those movies where I don't get the panning by critics (and others). It's clean, good fun with a great moral story. And you just don't get better than ERB. In fact, I want to go back and read the books.

Saddest part, because of the panning and Hunger Games, the movie is not doing well, so there probably won't be anymore. Sigh.


  1. I thought it was severely over-acted. And this I blame on the director, because all of the actors have been extraordinary in other things I've seen them in. Other than that, though, I really liked it. I was a little sad when I saw how badly it was doing at the box-office, because you're right- it means there won't be any more of them :(

  2. I think the movie's main problem is its title. John Carter doesn't say anything about what the movie is about other than some generic character name. I do plan to go see it. If not in the theaters than on dvd. I bet it would do a lot better if they shelved it, gave it a new name, and tried again.

  3. I want to see this movie also. Thanks for the review.

  4. I've heard great things about it from viewers. Hopefully I'll make it over there to see it soon!


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