Sound Off: Andrew Stanton's 'John Carter' - So What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
March 9, 2012
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Lost in Our World. Found in Another. Disney finally put enough faith, and money, into Pixar director Andrew Stanton to adapt the iconic, legendary sci-fi series from Edgar Rice Burroughs that has already influenced Hollywood in many ways. And after exactly 100 years since first introducing the character in a magazine, he's finally in a movie, in theaters everywhere now. So how is this long-awaited, live-action adaptation of John Carter of Mars? How is Taylor Kitsch as the Barsoomian hero? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on Disney's John Carter.
To fuel the fire, I've watched John Carter a couple of times already (in 3D which isn't really worth it), and I honestly think it's a damn good movie. It's very entertaining, an epic look another world entirely, with some great CGI and great characters. There are some amazing scenes, like the one where he fights all the Tharks after going down the River Iss, and almost anything involving Woola (my favorite!). It is not a perfect movie, it has some issues, and it's much more fun than it is brilliant, but it's good, and Andrew Stanton is responsible for at least making it as good as it is. He's a great storyteller and it shows, it shows with the way he lets the story unravel, and in those moments like that Thark fight. It's an enjoyable epic sci-fi adventure.
What did you think of John Carter? An excellent adaptation of a sci-fi classic, or CG disaster? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!