Watch: Awesome Featurette on the Sound & Music of 'John Carter'

March 12, 2012
Source: SlashFilm

Michael Giacchino and Andrew Stanton

Even if the film lost the box office battle with The Lorax as a holdover this past weekend, audiences should not be deterred from checking out Disney's sci-fi epic John Carter. The film has elements of films like Avatar, Star Wars and other sci-fi favorites, not to mention a classic adventure tale with some truly epic set pieces and special effects. Spread the word, and give this film a chance to find its audience! Meanwhile, those of us who enjoyed the Edgar Rice Burroughs' adaptation can check out this featurette on the sound and music (composed by Michael Giacchino, above left) from Andrew Stanton's film. Watch it below!

Here's the featurette on the sound and music of John Carter from SoundWorks, via SlashFilm:

John Carter (of Mars) is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic sci-fi adventures, telling of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Collins). Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. John Carter is directed by Pixar alum Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E) from a screenplay by Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon & Stanton. Disney released John Carter in theaters in 3D on March 9th, it's playing everywhere. Go see it!

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I really wish people saw that the film wasn't the one that was advertised on television or movie trailers. 

Michael Lee on Mar 12, 2012


Disney did wrong with Advertising this Film I just hope that in the end People will findout what a Great Movie it is I just hope it makes enough $$$ so we can see a Sequel! Out of all the Stupid Movies these days that get Sequels this is one that actually deserves it!

N. on Mar 12, 2012


 I wholeheartedly agree, if there is ever a movie that actually deserves the sequel treatment, it would be this one. 

Michael Lee on Mar 12, 2012


Yep.  That said, there is a serious disconnect between the critics and the audiences here.  The audience ratings have been positive, whereas the critical response has been 50/50. Then again, I don't trust critics or Rotten Tomatoes anyway.  When it comes to science fiction, fantasy or horror, the majority of film critics (at least in my view) suffer from NIA/HUA syndrome, more interested in hurling out the insult of "pulp crap" rather than just taking the film on its own terms or, in the case of JC, looking into the film's literary roots. It just might make some coin--not AVATAR numbers, but the film has grossed more overseas than in the US, and one needs to look at both foreign and domestic box office when it comes to movies.  To not do that is to be close-minded, to say the least.

Scopedog on Mar 13, 2012


True that! Now I wasnt sure but I did have a hunch it was doing well overseas and its still early. As for the Critics Im with you when it comes to these sort of films you gotta trust the actual Audience not the Critics! Still keeping my fingers crossed for a sequel!

N. on Mar 13, 2012


"John Carter" is awful, plain and simple. I went to see it and the reason it's doing poorly is because word of mouth is spreading in a negative way, people telling their friends to skip it.

MrChunk on Mar 13, 2012


I have to respectfully disagree with you.  The word of mouth has been much, much more positive than negative.  The critics of the film jumped all over it _before_ it came out, and also, they simply slagged off or outright ignored the film's literary roots. The film isn't perfect, but I liked it, and others have liked it too.  That said, it's the type of story that many critics have slammed unfairly, at least in my view.

Scopedog on Mar 13, 2012


No it doesn't. It also didn't matter that this story was 100 years old, it just unfortunately is too late, imo. Other movies 'raped' JC of any chance of being original even tho it was written first. I liked Kitsch a lot. He tried. Princess dialog was laughably bad. IN fact, everything else was average at best. I thought the best part about the movie was the first 20 mins. Once he was on Mars, it all went downhill from there...of course thats my opinion and I do not try to bring someone down if they enjoyed it. More power to you but while the marketing wasn't the greatest, the movie failed because it just isn't that great of a movie. Period. 

Buzzfunk on Mar 12, 2012


You do have Good Points I Personally Loved the Movie it was Far from Perfect though and I utterly Despised the "SpyKid" as ERB. Of course the Movie is to late it is obvious perhaps I am just in denial and wish to give JC the Story (not the movie) as much Respect as Possible! At least it is Better than Prince of Persia or some Pathetic attempts like Haunted Mansion.

N. on Mar 12, 2012


 Well, at least you saw it, and gave proper reasons why you didn't like it. That said...it isn't the huge bomb that most people were gleefully predicting it would be.  It might not do huge numbers, but much of the film's weekend gross came from overseas. "Other movies 'raped' JC of any chance of being original even tho it was written first."  Yup.  Will definitely tip the hat to you for pointing this out, because a lot of critics could not even bother to bring this up. 

Scopedog on Mar 13, 2012


Yaaawn. This featurette is every bit as boring as the film only better because it's free. 

John G on Mar 12, 2012


Exactly. And I'll add one more thing: This same thread is on /film's website, helping me draw the conclusion that Disney is desperate to try and drum up more interest for this tomato by asking these film blogs to come to the rescue. Too late.

MrChunk on Mar 13, 2012


Now you are repeating yourself. How much is Nikki Finke paying you? 

danielheard on Mar 13, 2012


"How much is Nikki Finke paying you?" OUCH!!

Scopedog on Mar 13, 2012


best movie of the year!! seriously guys, this was a GREAT movie! EVERYONE SEE IT!!

RobotProphet on Mar 13, 2012


I saw it once. And i will see it again.

BBrown on Mar 13, 2012


I saw it and loved it. Best movie of the year! I'm seeing it again and again!

Disney Plant on Mar 14, 2012

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