• Roman Arbisi

    ★★ Watched by Roman Arbisi 20 May, 2015

    Horribly marketed, terrible title, and a convoluted, messy storyline killed this movie. This film had SO MUCH potential to be great and to be a full fledged franchise, but Disney made it's biggest mistake in recent memory by destroying the marketing campaign.

    Back in 2012, when promotion had first started for 'John Carter' I remember being uninterested, and reading the reviews had me so skeptical of this film I hadn't even decided to watch it until three years later. To…

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  • desmith1992

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by desmith1992 20 May, 2015

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    Task #A film no one would ever expect you to love! --> I'm not always the biggest fan of sci-fi films, especially ones centered on space travel or alien races, I absolutely love this film and it gets better each time that I've rewatched it.
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    Andrew Stanton's production of "John Carter," based on Edgar Rice Burroughs "A Princess of Mars" begins with a young man, Edgar (Daryl Sabara) who learns of the untimely death of…

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  • Christopher Martin

    ★★★½ Watched by Christopher Martin 17 May, 2015

    Much more fun than the Star Wars prequels.

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  • Alex Kozak

    ★★ Added by Alex Kozak

    Remember that series of books that ‘John Carter’ is based on? Yeah, me neither. Well some guy named Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote them. They were originally a set of serials to be featured in a pulp magazine called ‘The All-Story’ from February through July of 1912, but were picked up as a hardcover book. The collected stories became the first novel in what would be known as the Barsoom series entitled ‘The Princess Of Mars’. This novel became the principal…

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  • zelenooki

    ★★★ Added by zelenooki

    John Carter is a fun movie but missing something. That "something" might be some explanation about Tharns or a more fulfilling ending.

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  • Sascha Nolte

    ★★★½ Watched by Sascha Nolte 04 May, 2015

    Nett in 3D, leider bleiben die Charaktere zu flach und blass. Ein eher vollkommen unverdienter Kassenflop...

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  • Monkeyboy42

    ★★★ Added by Monkeyboy42

    Not perfect by any means...but it could have been much, much worse. I think the biggest problem was treating it as a tentpole CGI action movie, rather than a smaller story about John among the Martians.

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  • Jabba Hutt

    ★★½ Rewatched by Jabba Hutt 25 Apr, 2015

    It has all the components of a big blockbuster science fiction fantasy, but it just doesn't come together like it thinks it does. I still am not sure what it is... a lack of charisma? Bland dialogue? Miscasting? I don't know what it is... the plot just seems weak and lacking true thrills. The special effects are sometimes excellent, while sometimes they are pretty terrible.

    I can see how some people would hate this, and others would enjoy it... for…

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  • JesseSP

    ★★★ Rewatched by JesseSP 25 Apr, 2015

    This is easily my favorite film with a crummy first 45 minutes and a horrifically miscast lead. Lynn Collins is as perfectly cast as Taylor Kitsch . . . isn't.

    That moment when John is slaying Tharks in between remembering his lost family . . . Imagine that moment if the script had worked. Oh what might have been.

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  • Chuck Linington

    ★★★★ Added by Chuck Linington

    So a lot of dumb shits hate this movie. This movie is NOT that BAD. People are just assholes who would rather watch more shitty Fast and Furious films. I'm sure that if jagged metal robots fought martians in this it would have been a hit. Bullshit. I have read the first four novels and this film greatly expands on them. It roughs out a lot of details and plot holes from the original novel. The only grip that I…

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  • Song-ho Kim

    ★★★★ Added by Song-ho Kim

    (2012년 3월 8일에 쓴 글)

    존 카터가 자신의 모습을 처음으로 세상에 드러냈던 때는 지금으로부터 딱 100년 전인 1912년이었지만, 내가 그를 처음으로 만난 지는 몇 년 되지 않는다. 어렸을 때 나는 과학소설에 별로 관심이 없어서 아이디어 회관이나 동서추리문고 같은 장르 문고 역시 읽은 기억이 없다. 몇 년 전이 되어서야 [화성의 존 카아트]라는 제목으로 축약 번역된 바숨 시리즈 첫 작품 [화성의 공주]를, 그것도 직지 프로젝트의 디지털 변환된 판본으로 읽은 것이 나와 카터와의 첫 만남이었다.

    상당히 뒤늦은 만남이었지만, 나는 카터의 모험담에 금세 빠져들었다.…

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  • Xplodera

    ★★ Watched by Xplodera 17 Apr, 2015

    “Did I not tell you he could jump!”

    Hey, all of you people who thought Star Wars Episode I-III was the shit - Andrew Stanton made a movie just for you! Edgar Rice Burroughs-adapted John Carter about the young man who somehow ends up in the middle of a big conflict on mars may serve some cool imagery - but those barely works even as a blatant distraction from how soulless and empty the movie really is.

    What this space-adventure…

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