'John Carter' craters on Mars

  • Article by: COLIN COVERT
  • Updated: March 8, 2012 - 2:46 PM

Throwing $250 million at a mish-mash Martian sci-fi action saga doesn't make it good.

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noggnbloggnMar. 9, 12 9:22 AM

I started seeing the trailers for this about a week ago, and it looked to me like a REALLY. BAD. IDEA. This thing has been in development since 'forever' -- which usually means there are too many cooks making the soup. I might see it as a rental. Thanks for the review, Disney probably hates you now. Here is an interesting pointless tid-bit: actor Charlton Heston took that as his stage name, partly because there might be confusion with the Edgar Rice Burrough's fictional character, John Carter. His real name was John Charles Carter, but his mother remarried when he was 10 years old and his adoptive father's last name was Heston. He was "Chuck" to all his friends, and "Charlie" to just his wife. Maybe if this had been made at the height of his fame, with him starring, it would have been a better film. Ben Hurr on Mars.

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Mplsuptown1Mar. 9, 12 9:27 AM

Can't wait to see it.. IMAX in 3D.

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irishbabeMar. 9, 12 1:15 PM

I saw it Tuesday night and really enjoyed it. Not the best film I have seen, but certainly better than many. Go in with low to reasonable expectations and you will like it, like it a lot. Much better than I expected it to be..which might be why I enjoyed it so much. Going to go again, taking the kids this time.

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eurotravelerMar. 9, 12 8:54 PM

Just watch the SyFy movie "Princess of Mars" and save your money. The previews I've seen for the big-budget Disney version of this ERB novel don't look any better than what was in that movie.

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Mister_EMar. 14, 1211:22 AM

When was a big budget a bad thing? I saw it at the IMAX and had a great time. A great popcorn movie firmly in the tradition of the Saturday matinees of my youth.

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phillozMar. 14, 12 6:01 PM

This review is as wrong-headed as can be. The film was a gem with a terrific sense of wonder. Cowboys and aliens, my foot. If "Star Wars" wasn't a western in space, then what? (http://videowordmadeflesh.com/2012/03/14/3016/)

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