Watched the movie last night, was ok. Just felt like I was watching Avatar all over again. I liked the actor, the lead actress was smoking hot. CGI was good. average movie, nothing great.
Sprung for the IMAX 3D. I enjoyed it. Very Avatar-ish, in that it I wasn't emotionally invested in it but it looked great so I didn't mind too much. I would have liked to see more of the "Superman" aspects of it, more than just the jumping at least. I also had trouble discerning the different human factions.
I saw it last night, and I thought it was excellent. To me it is on par with Star Wars (I know I know, blasphemy). It has the same all-ages quality without being childish.
Adventure, epicness and a form of genuiness ( real word?) that felt fresh in the midst of smarter than thou/cynical slew of movies that are produced today. It also had a raw pulp feel that I enjoyed a lot.
The effects are jaw-dropping.
I would recommend this to anyone who liked Star Wars or LOTR (imo John Carter was a lot better than LOTR, but it isn't hard since I really didn't enjoy it all that much).
I saw it sunday and loved every second of it. it had been long enough since I read the book that I wasn't quite sure how it ended, but had dim recollections of it ending on a downer.
I teared up a little during the big battle/flashback scene, and was genuinely worried about the ending.
oh, and the princess was the same chick who played silverfox in Wolverine Origins.
"Swiper no Swiping" - da da da Dora the Explorer
The New York Times is reporting today that "Rich Ross resigned under pressure as the chairman of Walt Disney Studios on Friday, ending a two-and-a-half year tenure that was more notable for its misses than its hits."
This guy got the job after having great success with television. Unfortunately, he hired guys from areas other than the motion picture industry. That seems stupid to me. As a manager you don't have to have expertise in the area you are managing, but your middle-management better have that in spades!
"In particular, filmmakers and producers started coming to Mr. Iger with complaints about Mr. Ross after the recent box-office collapse of 'John Carter,"' a science-fiction epic that is forcing Disney to take a $200 million write-down."
In the same article they mention "The Avengers" which is getting really good buzz right now. Expectations are HIGH.
Then of course these things remain in production from Mr. Ross's tenure, "Among the big films Mr. Ross and Mr. Bailey have in production are these: 'Oz: The Great and Powerful,' a prequel to 'The Wizard of Oz; ''The Lone Ranger,' starring Johnny Depp as Tonto; and 'Maleficent,' starring Angelina Jolie as the evil sorcerer from 'Sleeping Beauty.'"
Seriously, is EVERYTHING out of Hollyweird a television show, sequel/prequel, comic book? I saw billboards this week advertising Johnny Depp in "DARK SHADOWS"? Are they really going to resurrect Barnabas Collins?!
You can find the article online at http://www.nytimes.com: April 20, 2012, 12:39 pm "Rich Ross, Disney Studio Chairman, Is Forced Out" By BROOKS BARNES.
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Smashing 37 arch-villains into raisins with his bare-hands since 1971!
Man that sucks, hope that doesn't effect the Tron franchise ,or there plans for rebooting the Black Hole.
I thought Disney was better then they had been in along while, but I guess not at the Box office =(
John Carter was good they just marketed the movie wrong. If they showed more of the dog and Carter doing his superman moves it would've got more asses in the seats.
Ah well, it was a good movie and people can stick with their boring hunger games.