|Directed by:||Andrew Stanton|
|Written by:||Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews|
|Cast:||Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, Willem Dafoe|
|Studio:||Walt Disney Pictures|
Dejah Thoris: You, are, John Carter of Earth?
John Carter: Yes M’am.
Well I had fun with this space jam. It must be tough for guys like James Cameron, George Lucas, or in this case - director Andrew Stanton, who work years on end to deliver a passion project of theirs, but have so much negative thought put into whether it will succeed or not based on early impressions. I am not sure how John Carter will do in its opening weekend and I am not sure how the majority of the population will react to it, but I had fun; warts and all. While the story rides the line between being too old fashioned and too involved, given the lack of a clear backstory build up, I really admired the spectacle that was presented. I found this to be a fun sci-fi yarn, full of inventive visuals, a handful of interesting characters, and some well-staged action. It has a few flaws, but it plays well enough as an old tale finally brought to life on the big screen.
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