Tuesday, April 17, 2012

John Carter (3)


2011 action/adventure/fantasy movie by director Andrew Stanton.

John Carter wakes up in a weird place that is in the midst of a war only to realize that he is not so far away from home as he originally thought.

Okay, this movie did not do well in the box office and didn't make near enough money to even break even but I honestly think that it just didn't come out at the right time and that people refused to go see it without even caring what it's about.

I liked it. I mean, it was not a great film but I would totally watch it again and was really entertained while watching it.

It was looong though. It was about 30 minutes too long. The story is really fast paced but then it slowed down near the END, which is the OPPOSITE of what any movie should attempt to do. The reason it slowed was because the movie had to stop and go back to the events that were shown at the beginning of the movie and it just didn't work and halted the flow of the story.

Taylor Kitsch was good as John Carter and I thought he was kind of sexy in this movie. Maybe it was due to the fact that he wasn't wearing pants for a lot of it and running around with weird alien weapons...alas, I liked him. his performance wasn't nearly as painful as I thought it would be. Hat tip my man.

Just like every other super action movie that decides it wants to be sentimental here and there the emotional aspects of the character and the story didn't break past the fourth wall. It rarely does though so I wasn't upset by not caring about the 'romance' bits of this film.

The rest of the movie and your liking of it will be up to you. If you can accept this alternate world and these strange creatures and allow yourself to sit back and enjoy the action the this movie may very well surprise you. If you, on the other hand, have already decided that you hate this movie even though you haven't seen it then you will hate this movie.

I thought it was cool and liked the main character and the story itself is interesting. The effects are meh at times and the movie is far too long but in the end I am glad I watched it.


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