• Ernst_Bitterman

    ★★★★ Watched by Ernst_Bitterman 17 Aug, 2012

    I watched this film more out of curiosity than desire; I was half-expecting a blunderous Avatar-esque object, and wondered how far from the source material it might wander. I was, as the cluster of stars I bestow upon it suggests, surprised by what I actually saw.

    I think it would be possible to accuse this film of clinging too firmly to the original material in during the setting-up of Carter's transition to Mars. There is an awful lot of mid-19th…

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  • Fran Clemente

    ★★★★ Watched by Fran Clemente 23 Aug, 2015 2

    Es tan divertida y honesta que francamente no entiendo ni una sola palabra de las malas críticas que recibió en su día.
    Mirad hacia la tumba de las pelis menospreciadas, allá donde yacen John Carter, el Llanero Solitario y Tron y recordad que la opinión generalizada no tiene porque ser la vuestra. Y así a lo mejor disfrutáis un poquito del cine.

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  • pstead

    ★★★★ Watched by pstead 21 Aug, 2015

    Ridiculous, absurd nonsense. But context is everything and on a Friday night with a bottle of wine & some chocolates shared with my 10 yr old son, I had a whale of a time. Reminded me of Flash Gordon.

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  • seasondays

    ★½ Watched by seasondays 11 Mar, 2012

    a series of unfortunate events that kicked off the second the script was approved that was not helped in any way by the over-the-top production design and score, the unimaginative directing.

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  • EliaN

    ★½ Watched by EliaN 16 Aug, 2015

    After about an hour into the film, I fell asleep, and usually I get upset at myself for falling asleep during a movie, but quite frankly the film was dull. It's unfortunate that a story with so much promise, and, as one of the original pulps, with so much influence to some of the greatest stories ever told, is adapted into this muddled mess of a film. Suffering from the same problems the Lone Ranger did (minus Jonny Depp), this film also has a useless framing sequence, an uncharismatic lead, a confusing plot, and some lame Disney humor.

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  • Gregory Porter

    ★½ Added by Gregory Porter

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Bottom line: I didn't expect much and I didn't get much; it would've been more fun if they didn't try to make a story out of it.

    Just to give you a heads up about what the story is about: The title character, John Carter, is a wayward cavalry man from Virginia. After losing his blonde wife and daughter in a war, he wants to escape. He finds a cave of gold yadda yadda yadda he is transported to Mars…

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  • Rian Miller

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Rian Miller 05 Jul, 2015

    I know in my heart of hearts that there's an alternate version of Earth somewhere in the multiverse, not too different from our own, where John Carter was the smash hit it deserved to be. On that Earth it was called "John Carter Of Mars" and the alternate version of me got to see it's sequel earlier this Summer. Oh, how I envy alternate me...

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  • CartoonSA

    ★★★ Rewatched by CartoonSA 01 Sep, 2014

    Turns out I'd seen it before. When I first saw it I focused on the story as it was written (The whole Edgar Rice Burroughs saga is pulp at best) and thoroughly hated it. This time I just watched it like a movie in it's own right and was pleasantly surprised. It ain't great but it was decent tacky entertainment.

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  • DreamWorks

    ★★ Watched by DreamWorks 16 Aug, 2015

    I'll say this... It's ambitious...

    and also really dumb...

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  • Matt Brown

    ★½ Rewatched by Matt Brown 15 Aug, 2015 1

    OF MARS

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  • Roman Petrov

    ★★ Added by Roman Petrov

    I hesitate to say that's there's anything objectively wrong with this film, but it's ultimately uninvolving and Taylor Kitsch doesn't have nearly enough screen presence to carry a story of this scale.

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  • kike herrmann

    Watched by kike herrmann 10 Aug, 2015

    John Carter de Marte.

    Infumable bodrio de cine de aventuras y fantástico.
    Aspirando a ser un blockbuster a base de efectos especiales, (no están mal), no es más que una historia plana con poco que destacar.

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