• Kurt Fabisch

    Watched by Kurt Fabisch 15 Nov, 2012 1

    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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  • Jon Johnson

    ★★★½ Watched by Jon Johnson 24 Sep, 2014

    Hugely charming and enjoyable. A true old-fashioned adventure film which uses CGI tastefully and excitingly.
    It has numerous flaws but is so good natured its easy to ignore them for the most part.

    As a side note, it was also a great pleasure to see Caesar and Mark Antony reunited on Mars, doing pretty much the same as they did in Rome.

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  • Jonathan Paula

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jonathan Paula 20 Sep, 2014

    This science fiction adventure film rather famously bombed at the box office following its March 2012 release - despite earning more than a $280 million, thanks largely to its strength overseas. Based on the 100-year-old "Barsoom" series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, this Andrew Stanton film is an ambitious undertaking that blends period-authentic drama with dazzling CGI-action. Indeed, a majority of the picture takes place on the unforgiving surface of an alien planet.

    Taylor Kitsch stars as a the…

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  • Windyblue

    ★★½ Added by Windyblue

    Forgettable alien epic. They took solid science fiction and made it rather.. boring. Just bland when they're showing us frankly incredible things, and an interesting story [when delivered by other people, in the past]. The characters are all forgettable.

    Gorgeous grasp of 3D environments.

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  • KMOKLER

    ½ Added by KMOKLER

    A wannabe Star Wars movie, trust me there's never going to be a Science Fiction franchise that is as good as Star Wars and you thought Taylor Kitsch was the answer you fool.

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  • Declan Hayes

    ★★★ Added by Declan Hayes

    The American Civil War has ended and a young Edgar Rice Burroughs alights from a train to meet the attorney of his eccentric and favourite Uncle, Captain John Carter. When the wide eyed Edgar arrives at the impressive home of his Uncle, he is met by Carter's attorney who informs him that he unfortunately has bad news. His Uncle has recently died, unexpectedly, and that Edgar is the sole heir to his Uncle's fortune and property. after informing Edgar of…

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  • funsohng

    Added by funsohng

    This adaptation is released too late to be making any meaningful impact on our culture like the legendary source material did, but Stanton at least ensures it's not a bad adaptation.

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  • John Connor

    ★★½ Watched by John Connor 10 Mar, 2012

    Look, 'John Carter' is a mess. Too much of the plot seemed to happen for no reason (hell, the movie's main villain even admits that he has no motivation!), so I couldn't buy into it emotionally. And as soon as that emotional buy-in goes missing, it's hard not to get bored as the guys in red fight the guys in blue, or whatever. Having said that, I'll give this movie points for effort because (unlike most effects-driven, mega-budget Hollywood adventure…

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  • cronic

    ★½ Watched by cronic 09 Sep, 2014

    3/10

    Great Combo with McNulty and Strong. Even Cranston shows up in the beginning; the other actors are bad. Weird Creatures throughout; John Carter has its own style. This maybe was one of the biggest financial disasters but movie wise it wasn't a meltdown. It wasn't a good film either. Its not a children's movie so I don't know why Disney put fucking 250millions in this, they had to expect that this is going down

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  • Fred Anderson

    ★★★½ Added by Fred Anderson

    One of the finer sci-fi adventures I've seen in a very long time.

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  • Glorbes

    ★★★ Added by Glorbes

    First off...my star rating is about as objective as I'm going to be with regard to this film. I say this because, in many ways, I love the movie more than the 3 stars would suggest, but I can think of many reasons why this film is flawed.

    Okay, time to back up.

    When I was around 10 or so, I discovered the John Carter of Mars books. My older brother (I have a few) had a bunch of them,…

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