Thread: John Carter gets mixed reviews

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    • 8 years 4 months ago
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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.
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    It looked like it could've been a decent movie but hollywood and Disney said no.
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    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.
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    One they dropped "of Mars" from the title, it raised a red flag

    I haven't seen it yet but have read the Princess of the Mars and the trailers look like a Pocahontas/Avatar clone when it really should be more like Conan the Barbarian
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    I read one of the mars books when I was around 14 (princess of mars). I liked it, but for some reason never got around to reading any others.

    re tintin: I hated that since the moment I first saw it as a cartoon. The character designs are fugly as hell & I've never been into the whole mystery/spy/sleuth/whatever stuff. When I saw that they made a movie of it, my first thought was "geeze, is that really the best source material they could come up with??" ...And then I thought back to basically every movie in the past 10+ years and realized that yes, that is the best they've managed to come up with lately. *rolleyes*
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    Quote by The_Ronin_Identity
    I'm not familiar with the Jon Carter source material
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    Quote by yellow_submarine
    The problem is, it took waaaay too long for a John Carter of Mars movie to be made. 90% of it's target audience have NO idea that he was a pulp sci-fi adventure hero nearly 100 years ago. There's no connection for the mainstream and everybody thinks it's a rip off.

    Same with Tintin. Even hardcore comic book readers didn't care about the character or the movie, which is pathetic IMO. He's not a superhero, but he's most certainly a predecessor to all of the sleuth-y globetrotting adventurers. Years before James Bond.


    I liked the TinTin movie but i was familiar with Tin Tin through the cartoon series and only found out after the cartoon was already out that it was based on comics. I'm not familiar with the Jon Carter source material but as soon as i saw a preview for the movie it just looked immediatly unappealing to me but i hate PG disney fare.
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    The problem is, it took waaaay too long for a John Carter of Mars movie to be made. 90% of it's target audience have NO idea that he was a pulp sci-fi adventure hero nearly 100 years ago. There's no connection for the mainstream and everybody thinks it's a rip off.

    Same with Tintin. Even hardcore comic book readers didn't care about the character or the movie, which is pathetic IMO. He's not a superhero, but he's most certainly a predecessor to all of the sleuth-y globetrotting adventurers. Years before James Bond.
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    it looks like a shitty movie, Disney sucks
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    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).
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    Meh. Based on the trailers, it looked like it had good effects, but that's not enough anymore. Clash Of The Titans and 10,000 BC come to mind as well when seeing the previews for John Carter.

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    i'm surprised it is a March release. Typically people like big adventure fluff in the summer. I guess that reflects in weekend totals. I assume they were afraid to go against the big boys this summer. A big budget release in March sometimes means the studio was not impressed with the final product.
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    The new Disney film, "John Carter", opened on March 9th and there were plenty of empty seats available in theaters. Film critics are about evenly split on this new sci-fi epic. The box office receipts from the opening weekend are so low that Disney may cancel the rest of the series currently under development.

    Last I heard, Disney has spent $350 million so far on John Carter and the cost of this movie may have had an influence on critics reviews. Fan reaction is more positive. Disney needs more fans, lots more.

    And here I thought everyone wants to see a Virginia boy tear it up on Mars, lol!


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