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Great Sci-Fi. I can watch this movie over and over. I hope to see a part 2 at sometime too! a Good Family Film. I would give it a 5 Star Rating. Fun to view.
My daughter loves this movie. Never heard of it before but she really wanted it. I liked it, too. Hope there's a sequel! I'd recommend this movie to anybody of any age. It's entertaining, interesting, smart and has some funny parts. Most elements of a successful film are present. The cast is fantastic.
I looked for this movie in our area without success. I found an excellent copy for a really good price. loved the movie more the second time even more.
enjoyed the movie, i think it's one of the best right now.
The price of the DVD was just great and received on time.
I would tell everyone to get it, just great. Loved it a lot.
This film is true to Edgar Rice Burrows' novel. If you ever enjoyed Burrows' flights of fancy and can forget all we know about modern science, this film will completely entertain you.
It is a excellent movie. A lot of action and special effects which I love. The story behind the movie is a wonderful love story and just keeps you going. There is no bad language or improper actions. Would be a ok movie for kids to watch.
Loved it! This is a type of movie you can watch over and over if you watch it with your kids or not you will enjoy it! Only thing missing is some popcorn. Lol
John Carter is, for starters, a long movie; it's a 3hr ride.
And ride it is. It does well with SFX and colors.
It does well with action, and the right amount of downtime.
The story is a bit hard to follow at times, and is kind of broad in scope. It's def not for kids.
The acting is pretty decent, and Lynn Collins is very BEAUTIFUL in her portrayal in Dejah Thoris. Wow is she smokin hott! :-)
If you like SciFi creatures, good visuals & sound, and a pretty maiden that can fight, this movie is for you.
I give it 3.75 out of 5*(we'll round it to 4*).
Interesting movie, story idea was good. Total fantasy of course, 3D effects were ok, but not fabulous. Some of the actors were just ok. Not really much stands out after watching it a month ago, just the low gravity idea and the large vista views.
I first read the complete set of Burroughs' Barsoom novels as a teen ager in the 60's and have since re-read them a half dozen times. I was curious to see how the producers might have treated the books in their movie. In most ways I enjoyed it; in some others I was disappointed - but only slightly.
There was a bit of blurring between A Princess Of Mars and The Gods Of Mars. For instance, the Therns were in the second book in a different capacity and the shape shifter with his magic blue glove wasn't in the books at all. Burroughs didn't have Zodanga as a moving city. Also in the movie, in a nod to modern feminism, Dejah Thoris was a technical genius and inventor of a device using the Ninth Barsoomian Ray, but the novels didn't have her as this type of character. I mention these only to show where the producers made changes to attract a modern audience. They didn't actually detract from the story for me.
The greatest disappointment I have is the with the competence of management at Disney, who were clueless about what they had. This movie could have been much more successful if they had done a little homework about the characters in Burroughs' novels and marketed it slightly differently. They even changed the title from "John Carter of Mars" right before release. The reason it bombed was due to corporate mismanagement, not the production values of the movie itself.
Sadly, because of the above failures of Disney management, there likely won't be a sequel. It would be great to see the assembled Jeddaks declare John Carter Warlord of Barsoom.