I saw John Carter tonite and I really enjoyed it. I can’t understand why some critics have been so hard on the film except it shows how much George Lucas swiped from Burroughs, who wrote the Mars books 100 years ago. Way before Lucas was even born. And perhaps some people who grew up on Star Wars might feel this film is too familiar, but it’s faithful to the spirit of Burroughs and has some really great action scenes.
Is it perfect? No. It has some slow spots. In some ways it’s kind of old fashioned but that’s why I liked it. It may be chock-a-block with CGI, which it had to be, in truth (unlike Lucas Star Wars prequels), but it has more heart than any of the aforementioned Star Wars films combined. And I did care enough to want to see it again. In 2D. I saw it in 3D and it wasn’t necessary. But I did get to see the new Avengers trailer in 3D. (win)
So, while the haters want to carp on this being a “megabomb” even before it made one thin dime, I have to say I thought it was well done and not at all corny or even campy, even though it could have easily gone that way. And Taylor Kitsch won me over as the film progressed. One of the cool things about the film is hero is a old school male prota. And that may be part of the reason some critics hate it. Well, who cares what critics think anymore anyway?
UPDATE: Thanks to Instapundit for the link. I hope you Instareaders check out my two posts on my friend Andrew Breitbart below this one. Thanks.