Thread: John Carter gets mixed reviews

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    • 8 years 3 months ago
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    Apparently there was almost a series of warlord of mars short subject cartoons back in the 40s, seemingly comparable to the old superman ones.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTAlgZlqwnQ
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    Apparently, he was responsible for all the successful teen pop stars in Disney. Hopefully, that will now come to an end.
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    Now lets introduce the word "innovation" to this people.
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    Good.
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    Quote by Drahken
    Apparently john carter bombed so bad that it (combined with other things) made the guy quit: http://www.seattlepi.com/business/article/Disney-studio-chief-Rich-Ross-steps-down-3497754.php


    Amazing, a bomb so bad that it cost an executive his job. About time.

    All the money men in top entertainment positions seem like the kind of guys I wouldn't say hello to when passing them in a hallway. Yet these guys control what passes for content on screens, large and small.

    Something needs to change but I'm not sure exactly what. Enough money to balance the federal budget disappears down the bank accounts of guys that couldn't read "The Cat in the Hat" to a little kid, in a meaningful way.
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    Apparently john carter bombed so bad that it (combined with other things) made the guy quit: http://www.seattlepi.com/business/article/Disney-studio-chief-Rich-Ross-steps-down-3497754.php
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    • 8 years 4 months ago
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    Quote by Retro_Phil
    Quote by PixarFan88
    Why am I not surprised? It has meh CGI and it's released around March. I have personally lost interest in CGI blockbusters about a few years back when Transformers became popular again.


    Yeah, the CG definitely looks like it's a tad unfinished in spots. It doesn't look too bad; but with a 300 million dollar budget, Disney should have done better.


    Thats one of my main problems with all this stuff. They have reach and surpass the gazillion budget and still can't come up with a realistic CGI. If they use that amount of money on prosthetics/animatronics they will not have to worry about the realistic part. Dumbfuck people.
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    Somehow everyone at Disney took the hands off approach with director Andrew Stanton. As the film's budget soared, no one was prepared to hit the brakes. Very strange. Not much of all that money went into promotion though. Very weak build up before the movie's launch date.
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    Quote by Echidna64
    Who's to blame?

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/john-carter-disney-taylor-kitsch-rich-ross-300266
    Everybody. Ross and Iger and all of them. They are trying to make money instead of just making something good.
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    Who's to blame?

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/john-carter-disney-taylor-kitsch-rich-ross-300266
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    Wow I never thought about it that way. We probably spend more on entertainment than researching ways to make the world a better place. Right on Earth!
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    Holy shit,this piece of crap costed 300+ million dollars to make and advertise? WTF,Disney?!

    Think of all the things you could've done with that money: research a cancer cure,build a bridge,build a giant cannon to destroy incoming asteroids. But nooo,you just HAD to blow your money in some silly movie with no name actors based on a series of books most people don't even remember. I hope whoever had the brilliant idea of greenlighting this gets fired Branded-styled:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKmJPnAGUJk
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/19/entertainment-us-disney-carter-idUSBRE82I11E20120319

    Ouch.
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    Quote by PixarFan88
    Why am I not surprised? It has meh CGI and it's released around March. I have personally lost interest in CGI blockbusters about a few years back when Transformers became popular again.


    Yeah, the CG definitely looks like it's a tad unfinished in spots. It doesn't look too bad; but with a 300 million dollar budget, Disney should have done better.
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    It was actually "chessmen of mars" that I read, not princess. The story focused a lot on the princess, hence the confusion. Jetan seems like it'd be a fun game.

    What's funny is that the low budget d2v 2009 film looks like it'd be at least as good as the big budget one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsawq3PBMms
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    Quote by vkimo
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    Quote by Drahken
    I could never tell the difference between the commercials for john carter & the ones for the new clash of the titans movie.
    Part of the problem is thatit looks exactly the same as a dozen other recent movies (10k BC, gladiator, 300, etc).



    You are a mind reader. My reaction to the trailer was, "I've seen this all before".

    Maybe my problem is these types of films end up looking the same because everyone involved thinks that's what the audience expects. I'm sure that the executives at Disney were told John Carter will be like "Indiana Jones in Outer Space", as a selling concept.



    Did either of you read my post. I said all this first!


    You bet v-man, and Drahken expanded on your comment with the same idea I had as soon as I reviewed the many trailers online. Every new sci-fi epic dosen't have to look like the handiwork of George Lucas imo.
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    Ah, ok!
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    Quote by vkimo

    Did either of you read my post. I said all this first!


    Yeah, vkimo I did, I was just agreeing/putting my own spin on it.
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    I didnt know about John Carter till I saw the awful A princess of mars from a few years ago. The movie blew but the concept was cool so I looked it up and started reading the books. That said, I went and saw this on this past Tuesday and loved it. It was a well done movie in it's own right.
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    Quote by eddstarr88
    Quote by Drahken
    I could never tell the difference between the commercials for john carter & the ones for the new clash of the titans movie.
    Part of the problem is thatit looks exactly the same as a dozen other recent movies (10k BC, gladiator, 300, etc).



    You are a mind reader. My reaction to the trailer was, "I've seen this all before".

    Maybe my problem is these types of films end up looking the same because everyone involved thinks that's what the audience expects. I'm sure that the executives at Disney were told John Carter will be like "Indiana Jones in Outer Space", as a selling concept.



    Did either of you read my post. I said all this first!
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