I finally saw John Carter
yesterday- it was amazing. I had pretty high expectations, and it surpassed them! I really want them to make sequel(s)!
I saw it in 3D (only because there was less of a wait for that one), and the effects weren't the stuff-coming-at-you effects, but the depth of the environments was great.
Oh, and at the very end, it said John Carter of Mars
...I squeed with joy at that. I wonder why they had the end title card with that title and not the whole movie, but I was glad to see it!
I mean what would have happened if Disney made this movie an animated movie instead of live action.
To the movie's credit, it did have a heck of a lot of (CG) animation.
I think that it was good on Disney to release the White Apes clip and the 10-minute clip that they released. I had already been excited to see the film, but those made me even more so. So, while the rest of the marketing could have been better, I say kudos to Disney for releasing the clips.
I didn't know that The Sorcerer's Apprentice
was supposed to start a franchise (and I liked that movie, too), but John Carter
is from an existing world with lots of stories to tell. *Sigh* Maybe it will find a larger fanbase when it hits DVD and Blu-ray...?
The article that Milo posted wrote:
One industry veteran said the fundamental problem with "John Carter" had less to do with budget than with cognitive dissonance: The action plays out on Mars (known as Barsoom in the books and the film), a planet that contemporary audiences know is barren and uninhabited. That creates a formidable, elephant-in-the-room challenge for the movie's marketers.
"You're not able to sell that," noted the industry insider, who asked not to be quoted commenting on someone else's film.
That makes no sense. There have been so many space movies, and "rules" like "the planet is barren" have been "broken" in the past. Whatever. :/
And if anyone is iffy on seeing John Carter
because they didn't like Prince of Persia
, I didn't like PoP, but I was still interested in John Carter
...I can't explain it...but it was really wonderful, IMO.