Tuesday, March 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.

4 comments:

  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 :(

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  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.

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

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  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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