Let's Hear Those John Carter Movie Reviews

Started by emazers, March 09, 2012, 08:11:18 AM

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emazers

Just got back from the Midnight Showing of John Carter 3D in the IMAX. I thought it was Pretty Good, Not Great but pretty entertaining, For being 2hrs 32 minutes long it went by quick, The 3D in the IMAX was Pretty good. I give it *** Stars.

Toy Ranch

I heard some rave reviews a couple weeks ago.  One even said it was the "Star Wars" for this generation.  Maybe Star Wars I, but not Star Wars IV.

Of course, it is reminiscent of many other things, this being because it was written 100 years ago, and many other things have been influenced by it!  It had the cheesy romance aspect of Sinbad movies, but with CGI instead of Harryhausen.  Still, the CGI was cool in places.  Rotten Tomatoes reviewers had it at 51% positive when I looked it up, and I'd say 51% is about right.  There were times I rolled my eyes, and almost yelled out, "Really?  Please...." in the theater.  There were other times I was somewhat thrilled and enjoyed it. About like one of the lesser Sinbad movies.  The coolest character is a 6 legged dog.

Inkfink

Saw it tonight and thought it was GREAT! There were a few moments that reminded me of those old Frazetta book covers!

Gillfan

I enjoyed it far more than I expected to.
The running time is a bit long for smaller children, but there were two boys (around 8-10) with their Dad seated behind me and they were fairly silent and engaged in the film the whole time.

All that said, its still gonna flop.

Inkfink

Here's a good article on why it will flop...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/03/09/ignore-the-critics-john-carter-is-fantastic/

Reminds me of a lecture on Philip K. Dick I heard. Students couldn't understand the concepts until a student announced, "It all goes back to the Matrix" implying that movie influenced Philip K. Dick.

hammerfan

saw it last night. Liked it but didnt love it. certainly would not care to see it again any tiem soon.
Have the Lambs stopped screaming Clarice?....Dr. Lector

Inkfink

Another interesting review... seems like there's a growing  backlash at the critics... http://www.themovieguys.net/2012/03/13/movie-review-john-carter/

Scary Terry

Adored it!  A magnificent fantasy adventure that left me thrilled and elated -- best time I've had at a theater in ages.  Will see it again -- own it -- and share it with my kids when they are old enough.  Loved every glorious minute of it.
Scary Terry
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judd

I saw it yesterday and really enjoyed it.  It's like a modern version of a Ray Harryhausen/George Pal film.  After years of John Carter being off and on I was sitting there watching Burrough's version of Barsoom come to life. That was a real treat for me.  The characters and his vision were all present.  I enjoyed watching Woola running around.   I saw it with a small audience but the crowd semmed to really enjoy and get into the movie.

Dejah is a more active character than she is in the stories.  They also added a sub plot which isn't in the novel Princess of Mars.  It isn't 100% faithful but the alterations didn't bother me.

This is better than the Asylum version.

One blooper I noticed.  When John jumps on the airship deck, the floor visiably bounces.  Though that's part of the fun.

Count_Zirock

Guess I'd better get my hinder to the cinemultiplexarama if I want to see it, since it's already being branded as the biggest flop in cinema history!
"That's either a very ugly woman or a very pretty monster." - Lou Costello

charp13

I finally saw J.C. last night and I agree with all the previous UMA reviewers. The doggie was awesome..I wanted to take him home. And I felt like it moved quickly and reminded me of a lot of movies that I watch and enjoy regularly :)  The guy that played John was very expressive and I liked his performance. The actress that played Dejah reminded me of Tara from Circle of Iron (I don't know why), and I found the CGI to be top notch. I really enjoyed it and hope there are a lot of extras when the dvd comes out.

Fester

Never got  the chance to see it.
I think it lasted a week here.

This just in, though.  The chairman of Disney just quit. 

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/disney-studios-chairman-rich-ross-resigns-165049195.html

Count_Zirock

Quote from: Fester on April 21, 2012, 04:34:07 AMThis just in, though. The chairman of Disney just quit. 

Disney Studios chairman Rich Ross resigns
Release the doves!
Completely new ad campaign for the DVD/BRD release and it could be a homevid hit. Then, we could get sequels!
"That's either a very ugly woman or a very pretty monster." - Lou Costello


Count_Zirock

"That's either a very ugly woman or a very pretty monster." - Lou Costello