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re: 2 things: I enjoyed John Carter ... Wish Disney would make a Sequel


Here is the thread from March about it. Most people who actually saw it felt the same way do.






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re: 2 things: I enjoyed John Carter ... Wish Disney would make a Sequel


I really enjoyed this movie. I actually like it more than the last Pirates of the Caribbean.

I would definitely go see a sequel.






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I'm with you, I really liked it.





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re: 2 things: I enjoyed John Carter ... Wish Disney would make a Sequel


Watched it last night. They did a poor job with the story. Nothing made sense.

Even the fact that he could jump great distances, kill a whatevertheywere with one punch, yet could get knocked down easily was confusing.

Why were there different green people?


How could a civilization that had flight not know about a huge temple/machine thing surrounded by a river, especially if that world has almost no water?



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I agree that it wasn't that bad. I wasn't ever bored during it really. I would watch a sequel, but wouldn't pay to see it at theaters, however I probably only go to the theater 4-5 a year max





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I read my first Burroughs novel, Tarzan of the Apes, when I was in 5th grade. I burned through all 20 something of them. Then, finally, B. Dalton Bookstore in Cortana carried the John Carter series. I begged my mom until she bought all of them for me at one time, and I devoured them. This was way back before the internet, and getting my hands on these was like finding gold. Needless to say, I'm a Burroughs nerd. Sure, his style becomes formulaic and predictable, but his imagination was untouchable. For a middle school kid, it's easy to look past the plot contrivances and holes when fantastic worlds are being created in front of you.

I have been waiting for a John Carter movie a long time. When it finally came out, I had read the mixed reviews and was aware of a lot of the hurdles that the movie faced. I saw it on opening day. Sure, it's got some weaknesses, but it still was an awesome ride, and did the novels justice for the most part.

Here's some answers to your questions:

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Watched it last night. They did a poor job with the story. Nothing made sense.

Even the fact that he could jump great distances, kill a whatevertheywere with one punch, yet could get knocked down easily was confusing. - Mars is slightly smaller than earth, thus it has a weaker gravity. John Carter's earthborn physiology made him a virtual "superman" on Mars as far as strength to weight ratio. He can leap far distances, and is super strong compared to the denizens of Barsoom. But he's not invulnerable, he can still get hurt, knocked down etc.

Why were there different green people? - Barsoom has different races on it. The Red Men look like humans, the Therns (the bad guys in this) are more white but human like as well, the Green men are a nomadic warrior race called Tharks.


How could a civilization that had flight not know about a huge temple/machine thing surrounded by a river, especially if that world has almost no water? - The civilizations of Mars are MUCH older than earth and the planet is dying. The seas have dried up and countless wars have decimated most of the inhabitants. Roaming bands of Tharks shoot down explorers so most cities are isolated. A lot has been lost. The river is called The River Iss and is similar to the River Styx, it is the river one takes to death. No one comes back from it or tells tales of it.



The novels are worth the read. Just suspend some cynicism and enjoy them for what they are, the FIRST dive in to what would become science fiction and fantasy.

5 Movies that wouldn't exist if not for John Carter






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The fact that they didn't call it "John Carter of Mars" or "A Princess of Mars" was the first problem marketingwise. It would have been like calling "Dr. No" "Jame Bond" in 1962 or calling "Star Wars" "The Adventures of Luke Starkiller."


Good point.

I've said the same thing for The Assasination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford since it came out. It was one of the 3-4 best westerns in the past 20 years. But it was a huge flop in theatres so hardly that many people saw it and cared to see it after it was released on DVD despite critics loving it. A lot of people around here like it but dang do yourself a favor and don't make the movie title four sentences long. The Assasination of Jessie James would have been fine. I read that the director asked Brad Pitt to play Jessie and he said he would if that was what he named the title. That's a funny story but I feel like it worked against them. That, the marketing and it not being what everybody expected combined made for a disaster at the box office.






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Was a decent Redbox movie but they used way too much CGI. They needed to incorporate more puppets and the like. The budget for the film was way too much.





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