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John Carter (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong & Taylor Kitsch

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 12 years & over

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  Dont listen to the critics!

| | See all gamesmasterandy's reviews (11)

This film is a great movie to watch with the wife and kids. the story can be a bit, hmmm, well "Disney" but its still very entertaining and well worth the price.

  Poor

| | See all seddler's reviews (1)

I'm a big fan of science-fiction and fantasy and had high hopes for this movie. But sadly the film could not meet my expectations. I think the film was really bad. Poor story and bad acting. The only reason I gave it two stars is because of the ending that was the only good thing in the movie.

  Star wars for a new generation ..I think not!

| | See all Dazza31's reviews (9)

This really is a bad film the story is weak the effects are too!! I really did try with this after knowing how "panned " it was and had hi hopes at the begining of the film that is until hes transfered to Mars and then start jumping all over the place... very poor indeed and the most annoying thing for me is the films tag line on the box Starwars for a new generation?? NO you would be better of with the Narnia films at this level films ( there not that good but sooo much better than this!) or stick to the Harry Potter/lord of the rings films.. Its so sad to say this really is bad film after i was so willing to give it a try and also paid 15.00 pounds for the privalage to be dissapointed!!

  I tried,i really did.

| | See all emperor10's reviews (273)

Not a fan of taking notice of reviews before watching films (as i prefer to make my own mind up), i gave this a shot.I really didnt, but..after a good 45 minutes i could watch it no longer.Good CGI,good idea,but it was just so boring,and visually all over the place.

  John Carter.

| | See all Kevin1075's reviews (754)

To be honest, I'm not that concerned if James Cameron and George Lucas took inspiration from the Carter books for their own films. It neither diminishes their films (and I enjoyed 'Star Wars' and 'Avatar' as films more than 'John Carter' anyway) nor elevates 'John Carter' because while the films themselves might all share similar story elements..................'John Carter' is still sadly a muddled and a less enjoyable film at the end of the day.

It really just means because 'John Carter' is coming up at the rear of the pack so long after Lucas (four decades too late in his case) and Cameron put out their films that everything in 'John Carter' feels tired, rehashed and at times forced. That's undeniably unfortunate for it from the sense that it told the story first. But it remains a fact the film can't overcome the way it's executed.

Andrew Stanton (making his live action debut after huge success with Pixar) clearly struggles to transition from one form to the other and the film's structure and plotting are messy to say the least. Add in a very underwhelming leading man in the form of Taylor Kitsch as the titular Carter himself and what you have here is in some ways a nearly $300 million dollar vanity project made by a director who can't keep it all together properly.

There are plusses to the film in as much as the world of Barsoom is beautifully well realised (even if some of the CGI effects maybe aren't quite as good as some are claiming, I have seen better including those in 'Avatar') and there's obviously a lot of additional story and events that could have been allowed to play out if the film had been less of a financial disaster. As it is, a franchise and continuation of the story seems very unlikely, alongside the chance to fix some of the serious problems in this film.

A bit of a shame, but that's how it goes sometimes.

  ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MARTIANKIND

| | See all SECTION8's reviews (1336)

This is a film that was almost impossible to market due to it's title, John Carter Of Mars would keep the women away John Carter and the Martian princess would kep them all away, so Disney settled on John Carter and everyone stayed away. Disney now have to lick their wounds and brace for a predicted 200 Million Dollar loss, but to honest this is not a reflection of the movies quality. John Carter is a good old fashioned bit of escapism. With a good cast, amazing looking sets, fantastic special effects, the price tag of the film is all to see on the big screen, but with all of this there is a price and that sits with the story. After setting things up nicely on the American great plains just after the civil war the film shoots John off to Mars to fight against another power mad race under some kind of mind control. The film then begins to drag on with nice effects to liven things up and only to get the pace back on track in the final quarter. It seems the film may have been butchered in the editing process as there is some good moments of a hinted much darker back story, but is never told, maybe to explained in what was supposed to be Disney's new franchise. It's a pity as what should have been outstanding just is happy to be watchable and forgettable and as for the Box-Office a franchise seems very unlikely, which is a pity as I would have liked to see another adventure with John What's His Face.
See If you like......
The Phantom Menace.
Attack Of The Clones.
Waterworld.
Cowboys and Aliens.

  ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MARTIANKIND

| | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)

This is a film that was almost impossible to market due to it's title, John Carter Of Mars would keep the women away John Carter and the Martian princess would kep them all away, so Disney settled on John Carter and everyone stayed away. Disney now have to lick their wounds and brace for a predicted 200 Million Dollar loss, but to honest this is not a reflection of the movies quality. John Carter is a good old fashioned bit of escapism. With a good cast, amazing looking sets, fantastic special effects, the price tag of the film is all to see on the big screen, but with all of this there is a price and that sits with the story. After setting things up nicely on the American great plains just after the civil war the film shoots John off to Mars to fight against another power mad race under some kind of mind control. The film then begins to drag on with nice effects to liven things up and only to get the pace back on track in the final quarter. It seems the film may have been butchered in the editing process as there is some good moments of a hinted much darker back story, but is never told, maybe to explained in what was supposed to be Disney's new franchise. It's a pity as what should have been outstanding just is happy to be watchable and forgettable and as for the Box-Office a franchise seems very unlikely, which is a pity as I would have liked to see another adventure with John What's His Face.
See If you like......
The Phantom Menace.
Attack Of The Clones.
Waterworld.
Cowboys and Aliens.

  Like everyone else says, underrated.

| | See all Crazedscot's reviews (1)

I remember seeing the trailers for this one at the cinema earlier this year and thinking it looked great, but ultimately I let myself be influenced by the critics and gave it a miss. I should have known better, especially as a fan of old school pulp scifi and fantasy. I found it to be a fantastically enjoyable film, with special effects that I wish I'd seen on the big screen.

  Best film I've seen this year!

| | See all Ruby1234's reviews (1)

What on earth (or Jarsoom) were the critics watching?! Saw this in Imax 3D and was totally submerged in the film...great plot, acting, cinematography and AMAZING VFX! Disney spent a lot of money on producing this great film and it was definitely worth it, I really have nothing bad to say about it. You might compare it to the likes of Star Wars etc but just realise that they were all inspired by the same books, so no need for the comparison, but in my opinion I prefer John Carter. Definitely a MUST-BUY!

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  Confusing to start with, but..

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Confusing to start with, but turns out to be a decent flick. It's a long story, with a US Civil War veteran suddenly transported to Mars (called Barsoom by the natives there). There he is engaged by three opposing cultures who are at war with each other. He sides with the human-like people and the story goes on from there.

The story is far too muddled and confusing at the start.. I got the feeling that I was expected to know the characters history and backstory prior to watching the film, but this isn't Lord of the Rings, and I had no idea that John Carter was taken from a series of books.

So, in closing, it's certainly worth a watch on Blu-Ray, as the film gets better as it develops, and the effects are probably the best ever. It looks amazing and puts even Avatar's effects to shame. It's just a shame that the first third of the movie is so confusing storywise.