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John Carter (2012) Movie Reviews

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07/29/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"John Carter" by Yojimbo

A US cavalry officer is accidentally transported to Mars where he encounters a warring civilisation who require his help to end the conquest of their world by a brutal warlord. When talking about cynical marketing campaigns, it's usual to point to terrible films that become big hits through licensing, advertising and sponsorship deals, but the other side of the coin is John Carter. To say that this film bombed at the box office would be an understatement of the highest order. Those responsible for the marketing of this film fumbled the ball on such a colossal scale that it couldn't hope to recoup the reported budget of $250,000,000 despite the fact that it really isn't all that bad. It's fair to say that you can see where the money was spent; it's a very attractive film packed with nice p...

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02/17/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Pleasant Surprise!

The movie begins in the late 1860s, at which point Virginia-born John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), is a Civil War veteran who is trying to lead a normal life. He is locked up for refusing to join the Army, but he escapes and is pursued. As he attempts to find shelter for himself and a wounded officer, Carter accidentally stumbles upon the cave of gold he was seeking.
Carter's surprise soon turns to shock when he's attacked by a mysterious robed man who appeared out of nowhere holding a medallion. When Carter touches the glowing medallion, he is transported to habitable and populated planet Mars or, as the locals call it, Barsoom. Of course, Carter at first has no idea where he is but soon realizes that he has incredible leaping abilities due to the lower gravity of the planet.

While ther...

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2.5/4 

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05/28/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Gravity-less plot with lots of silly moments

John Carter is a movie that displays some sheer senseless fun with some good spell of thrills. It is a movie of big budget and we can consider a fact that Disney has decided to pull the chords of money again with John Carter. It is a realization of what makes a simple lead story coupled with teleportation to the other world or planet. Directed by Andrew Stanton (famous for finding nemo, toy story), John Carter is a visual ride with lots of graphic images and visual effects entangled with a slight portrayal of a mean plot.

Plot of the movie is about Captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) a veteran captain of the Virginia region. He accidentally comes in contact with a small metal object that transports him to barsoon the mars. He starts developing skills and one day he becomes the hero of ...

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2/4 

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04/13/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

An Epic Fail.

John Carter is, to put it simple, a stupid movie with an incoherently told story and meaningless characters. It nearly put me to sleep. The visual effects may be first-rate, but who really cares? We've seen enough visual effects in the last decade. Those green alien things looked absolutely hysterical, the action sequences were lame (including this one scene which involves the character John Carter facing off against these two gigantic lumbering idiots known as the White Apes, which was meant to be cool but was just unintentionally hilarious), and put all of that aside, the movie was consistently very, very boring. I was unbelievably bored by this film because of how slowly it muddles through its messy plot and its constant introduction to random characters (which takes the story nowhere)...

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1.5/4 

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04/12/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Disappointing Film by Genius Director

Andrew Stanton has directed two amazing movies; Finding Nemo, and Wall-E. These pictures are both masterpieces, and favorites of mine. Now, Andrew Stanton directs his first live-action movie, John Carter. John Carter is based off of an older-novel, that inspired Star Wars, Avatar, and others. We owe a lot to John Carter, but this movie adaption certainly doesn't pay any debt.

John Carter is, simply put, a cheesy, melodramatic, overlong, cliched, unfunny, predictable, non-thrilling "adventure." Some aspects of the film seemed promising, but crashed and burned. There was potential here, but in the end, it all burns out.

The beginning does a decent job of making us wonder what's going to happen, what did happen, etc. In fact, the beginning was pretty entertaining, albeit predictable....

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1.5/4 

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03/11/2012 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Completely Average in Every Way

I was hoping that John Carter would break the trend of films about or featuring Mars that wouldn't disappoint. However, as much as I wanted to enjoy this big-budget epic adventure, and despite the effort put into it, everything about this movie screamed "generic sci-fi action" and it just couldn't reach above that mark.

Taylor Kitsch plays our titular hero - a Civil War hero/veteran-turned gold prospector after living through some very hard times (told in short flashbacks throughout the movie). He's searching for a spider cave - hidden somewhere in Apache territory that is filled with gold. After escaping an attempt at being recruited by the army (cameo from the excellent Bryan Cranston that goes by all too quick), he finds his cave only to also find a strange man with an even stranger...

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2.5/4 

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