Watched Jul 05, 2012
Gus Bendinelli’s review:
Given the sheer absurdity of some of what Stanton had to pull off in this flick and despite the disastrous marketing, I actually had a great time with John Carter. If you like Star Wars you can't complain about how crazy or campy this movie is (Taylor Kitsch isn't exactly phenomenal, but neither was Mark Hamill). There are problems with this film (plot holes, some lame dialogue), but I came in expecting a lot worse given most of the critical reception. Daniel Mindel's cinematography is smooth without being too flashy, and Giacchino's score invokes just enough "Lawrence of Arabia" into what could've otherwise been a John Williams-fest. I probably would've loved this at during the inevitable Star Wars worship period that every kid went through. For a movie that's this "out there," I thought it was actually pretty damn good. 3.5+ stars.