• shanderson88

    ★★★½ Rewatched by shanderson88 29 Oct, 2014

    This John Carter revisit is going to inspire me to make a new list involving films that are clearly flawed and will never find their way onto any of my best of lists, and yet I can watch them over and over and over and always be entertained.

    No joke, 100% serious, this viewing began because my kid recently became interested in space and planets and stars and all that (bought her a telescope for her birthday), and she brought…

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  • Aubtin Heydari

    ★★½ Added by Aubtin Heydari

    I got an over the pants hand job sophomore year to this movie, which was probably the only enjoyable part.

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  • Nathan Diaz

    ★★ Watched by Nathan Diaz 28 Oct, 2014

    I'll do give it credit that it tries to have like a kind sense of wonder or a bit of adventure that the books have during those years and the cast did do their job well done (including Taylor Kitsch as well), but at the very end, I actually kinda found it to be pretty boring.
    It tries to be something, but it didn't really impressed me overall.

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  • Maki

    ★★★★ Watched by Maki 24 Oct, 2014

    It's a throwback action-adventure flick that has some terrific world-building, and some great special effects amidst some pretty dodgy, silly ones. It uses what feels like a 5-act structure, which lends to the serial nature considerably, though it makes it feel like it runs just a hair too long. I wish Taylor Kitsch was as good in the lead as Lynn Collins is in her role. She's great as the best kind of heroine, one who can fight her own…

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  • whoisduley

    ★★½ Added by whoisduley

    It's like Avatar if Avatar had an unlikable protagonist, poor actors in the leading roles, and boring dialogue set on a bland, colorless planet.

    There were redeeming aspects however. After a 20 minute introduction (that likely could have been entirely removed) Carter finds himself among aliens that he can't understand. No subtitles or translation are provided for the aliens, leaving us as confused and lost as the protagonist. However, this is the last interesting stylistic choice in the film. A…

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  • William Humes

    ★★★½ Watched by William Humes 26 Oct, 2014

    Sure it was a box office disaster but I actually enjoyed it. It deserves more credit than it got!

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  • MiguelSolo

    ★★★½ Watched by MiguelSolo 09 Oct, 2014

    Pues no sé a que venían tantas quejas, a mí personalmente me ha parecido una película realmente entretenida, con el tono de las aventuras clásicas. Los personajes son arquetípicos pero están bien construidos dentro de la historia y el mundo es realmente vistoso. Si tengo que quejarme de algo, diría que probablemente habría que meter un par de tijeretazos en subtramas algo irrelevantes del último tercio.
    Quizás como franquicia potencial no tenía demasiado futuro, pero como película única la veo realmente competente, muy en la línea de lo que se espera de Disney y mejor que otros proyectos "live-action" que ha hecho recientemente.

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  • alphonse

    ★★ Watched by alphonse 06 Oct, 2014 3

    Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' story, John Carter tells the story of a veteran captain of war who is inexplicably transported to Mars - Barsoom - where he is embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris.

    An adaptation of A Princess of Mars in the hands of Andrew Stanton (a director who has already proved to be able to give wings to my imagination)? That…

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  • JackGir

    ★★★½ Added by JackGir

    Gets off to a rough start -- and finishes on an equally underwhelming note -- but everything on Mars is a fun adventure story. Lynn Collins steals this movie from Taylor Kitsch.

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  • Luke Whitticase

    ★★ Added by Luke Whitticase

    Unless you happen to have been living under a rock, and not seen any large scale sci-fi blockbuster made in the past 30-40 years, there is literally nothing here for you. Boring score, boring performances, dull characters, droll and overlong action scenes and a hideously outdated, ill conceived and tiresome plot. This past its sell date a long time ago, and even devotees of this series will probably be bored by the final result of yet another awfully marketed studio…

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  • Kurt Fabisch

    Watched by Kurt Fabisch 15 Nov, 2012 9

    Just watched John Carter. Can I take back everything I said about Prometheus?
    ...
    Not really, but you know what I mean. :)

    John Carter

    What a boring, bloated, pointless, boring, long-winded, boring, YET ANOTHER DANCES WITH WOLVES RIP OFF (that doesn't come CLOSE to being as good as Dances with Wolves), and did I mention boring film.

    The dog-creature from the film. why couldn't they have made the whole 2 hours about HIM? I loved that thing. Runnin' around…

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  • Chetan

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Chetan 26 Sep, 2014

    I saw this for the first time in the cinema. Enjoyed it a lot. This revisit was no different. Such a wonderfully crafted sci fi action adventure. There's bit of all sorts of films in this one, but it is put together so well. Interesting story, great effects, a hero to admire. I am so disappointed that the public didn't take to this film in droves at the cinema, as a sequel would be awesome to see. Check it out for sure.

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