• tunghaichuan

    ★★★ Added by tunghaichuan

    Based loosely on A Princess of Mars, John Carter is Disney’s realization of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic story of a Civil War veteran who is miraculously transported to Mars. The titular character (played by Taylor Kitsch) finds himself enslaved by the native non-human barbarians. Once free of the barbarians, John Carter becomes embroiled an a conflict between two humanoid factions waging war on each other. He falls for Deja Thoris (played by Lynn Collins), the princess of the good faction.…

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  • Steve Dickson

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Steve Dickson 19 Nov, 2014

    I hated this first time and loved it second. Now it is somewhere in between. The CG in this has aged it a bit already and it is suffering as a result. Its fun enough in a star wars prequel sort of way but this is going to look pretty bad in a few years. Practical effects is the way forward to make a film last over time.

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  • Matthew Wooldridge

    ★★★ Watched by Matthew Wooldridge 27 May, 2012 3

    It was with great reluctance that I even bothered with this. Trailers looked bad, posters looked bad (especially with that huge "Disney" logo printed on it) and of course the edited title was a bad idea. Its box office performance was bad ($70M from a budget of $250M ... though it has taken in $280M worldwide). But the good news is that the film is good.

    It’s no instant classic, which is kind of what it wanted to be, but…

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★★½ Added by Adrian Zachow

    Old fashioned escapism based on Edgar Rice Burroughs book, features sweeping interplanetary adventure, sublime special effects and an evocative score by Michael Giacchino. Sure, some of the pacing could have been tighter in spots, and the performances were pretty basic (with the exception of the CGI aliens) , but I've seen much worse escapist fare unfairly meet greater success at the box office. Superb design, which many will feel is right out of Tatooine, but then again Tatooine's look itself was surely conjured by this film's source material. Promising start in the live action arena for Pixar animator Andrew Stanton.

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  • Joey

    ★★★★ Added by Joey

    A wonderful fantasy adventure. I'm still pulling for Stanton to finish his trilogy.

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  • Garin W

    Added by Garin W

    una de las peores películas que he visto en mi vida, una perdida de tiempo.

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  • Ian Anderson

    ★★½ Watched by Ian Anderson 11 Nov, 2014

    John Carter opens as a period piece set in 1880s New York city with the mysterious death of a very rich, eccentric youngish man. In explaining this we see a flashback to how John Carter got to Mars (which is known by its inhabitants as Barsoom).

    Barsoom is a planet beset by war. While dominated by humans there are a number of other species. This is very much CGI territory and is based on the first of a series of…

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  • fatpie42

    ★★ Watched by fatpie42 03 Mar, 2012

    From the director of Wall-E and Finding Nemo. I was pretty excited about this one. Sure, the marketing has been pants, but that's not all that surprising. But I was sure that, with Andrew Stanton at the helm, this would be a lot better than the marketing made it out to be.

    The movie opens with voiceover narration. It starts off by telling us that Mars has life on it, that there are two groups at war on the planet…

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  • Michael

    ★★★ Added by Michael

    A pretty good old-fashioned science-fantasy. The weapons, costumes, and especially the vehicles were exquisite. The actors were all fine, though the routine growly hero delivery of John Carter's lines left me cold. The powers of both the villains and the hero were amped-up too much, reducing their relatability and our emotional investment in the conflicts. And the movie starts too many times - should have picked one beginning and stuck with it. At most, a beginning plus a brief prolog.…

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  • 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

    ★★½ Rewatched 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.

    Grade: C

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