John Carter 2012 Hollywood English movie Review
John Carter Movie story
John Carter 2012 American science fiction action film that tells the adventures of John Carter, the heroic protagonist of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 11-volume Barsoom series. The film is a war-weary story, Ex army captain John Carter who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris. In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, “Derivative but charming and fun enough, Disney’s mammoth scifier is both spectacular and a bit cheesy.”
Owen Glieberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a D rating, feeling, “Nothing in John Carter really works, since everything in the movie has been done so many times before, and so much better.”
The movie is simply superb and the film looks “inspired by” a Princess of Mars, it isn’t a straight adaptation. The movie is at wister of amazing visuals, powerful dialog and heart-wrenching storytelling. This movie lived up to the expectations as hype made to it, It surpasses it, the hype doesn’t even come close. But some couldn’t fully get engage with the characters as the storyline was difficult to follow despite being having some brief explanations but nothing convincing. he featured a new world wasn’t fully completed as what food is eaten, where is it grown, where do they get water, how they invent flying machines, houses, clothes, etc. The movie used ideas from the book, ‘A Princess of Mars’, by Edgar Rice Burroughs which is 100 years old this year. The film was very nicely shot, the CGI was convincing and it was fun. Buit from the word go to the end, this movie focuses on story, and expands on a great story with amazing effects as opposed to just using great FX in place of gripping storytelling. It also has one of the best pieces of non-verbal storytelling outside of Up. Must watch film. Do see it in the theaters. Do see it in 3D. If you are a sci-fi film fan This film will not disappoint you.
All in all, a decent sci-fi film
Rating: Average – 2.5/5
John Carter Cast and Crew details
Releasing date :Mar 9, 2012
Genre :Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Cast & Crew :Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Bryan Cranston
Director :Andrew Stanton
Length :2 hrs 12 mins
Writer :Andrew Stanton