TWITTER BUZZ: JOHN CARTER

You've seen one CBM Editor give John Carter a glowing review and another give it a barely passing grade. Here's more views, opinions and insight from the world of Twitter.

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By Mark Julian - 3/9/2012
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While Josh and Wolvie are fine chaps, be sure to also read the official CBM Review from Big G himself.





John Carter is a 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 marks the centennial of the character's first appearance.

Former Confederate captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is mysteriously transported to Mars ("Barsoom") where he becomes part of a conflict between the various nations of the planet, whose leaders include Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). Carter takes it upon himself to save Barsoom and its people from a growing threat.

The film is the live-action debut of director/writer Andrew Stanton; his previous work includes the Pixar animated films Finding Nemo and WALL-E. Co-written by Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon, it is produced by Jim Morris, Colin Wilson, and Lindsey Collins, and scored by Michael Giacchino.

Walt Disney Pictures is distributing the film and released it in the United States on March 9, 2012; the film is shown in regular 2D and in the Digital 3D and IMAX 3D formats. Filming began in November 2009 with principal photography underway in January 2010, wrapping seven months later in July 2010.









Running Time: 132 minutes
Release Date: 9 March 2012 (USA)
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Mark Strong, Dominic West and Willem Dafoe
Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Written by: Andrew Stanton (screenplay), Mark Andrews (screenplay) and Edgar Rice Burroughs (characters)


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headlopper - 3/9/2012, 2:26 PM
Read my review if you want the skinny on this film right here in 'Features'.
InFamouslyCool - 3/9/2012, 2:44 PM
it's a good movie for boys between the ages of 8 and 13.
P862010 - 3/9/2012, 2:46 PM
^plenty of males over 20 like the film too

nice try
MovieMann - 3/9/2012, 2:59 PM
Looking at all of the trailers (especially that dialogue)I had very low expectations for this film.

I was actually really surprised that the first reviews were all positive, but then out of nowhere they all turned negative, ...phenomenon
Jolt17 - 3/9/2012, 2:59 PM
I love the book it's adapted from, so nothing's gonna stop me.
headlopper - 3/9/2012, 3:06 PM
@ironman53 - Thanx!

My review has been moved to the 'Reviews' section BTW.

In short ,the film is worth every cent- no matter what currency you use in your country!

It's genuine , professional film-making and a tremendous movie!
headlopper - 3/9/2012, 3:13 PM
...oh, and all these pseudo-intellectual, pretentious self-important tools who try and pass themselves off as mainstream and contemporary speaking for the 'masses-at- large', duplicitously asserting altruism for our wallets are full of pomposity and arrogance.

You can't trust the 'fake news media' in ANY of it's forms.
headlopper - 3/9/2012, 3:26 PM
@TheSpiderAssassin - Dude, FU** these guy's ...hard!

Go and see this movie. Just sit back and enjoy a really well made film!

Disney should be proud of themselves.
Montross - 3/9/2012, 3:39 PM
I loved it. I think any fan of science fantasy will too.
headlopper - 3/9/2012, 3:53 PM
@ckal - Everything.

Do want to see a great film?


Go see this.

I'm reviewing it. I'm NOT getting paid to do so, so I have no ulterior motives or an agenda.

I just saw a great film. If you go see 'John Carter', then you will also have seen a great film.

Don't trust these tools, trust your fellow CBM.com member!
UnscrupalousSmurf - 3/9/2012, 4:39 PM
Great movie...just go see the [frick]ing film and have fun. Good old fasion escapism.
Ancar - 3/9/2012, 5:45 PM
Man, I just watched it and I have to say that is too much different than I thoought it would be. I thought it were like Transformers or Prince of Persia, but the movie has too much things. I understand the director's intention of create a new cinematic saga. The CGI has some troubles to me, but the art direction is simply awesome, the actors are great and there are moments of complete magic.

I will watch it again on cinema, defintely, and I recomend!!!
BlazinTexan - 3/9/2012, 7:13 PM
Haters gonna hate. Im gonna go watch this anyway!
LAXtremest - 3/9/2012, 7:15 PM
Not a huge fan of Taylor Kitch and I felt like I was watching a movie in the desert, not Mars. But not bad. Instant points because Lynn Collins is smoking hot. I have it 3.5 out of 5.
Ceejay - 3/9/2012, 7:23 PM
72% of people liked it on Rottentomatoes despite the critics review being split 50/50%. I say screw critics and go with your own opinion because in the end that's what really matters, you don't watch a film to agree with some idiot who gets paid to watch stuff he has no interest in and wouldn't see if they had to buy the ticket out of their own pocket change!

Anyone backing out of watching this movie based simply on reviews by critics seriously needs to grow an original self opinionated brain cell!
headlopper - 3/9/2012, 7:44 PM
@Ceejay - Hear, hear! I like you!

@BlazinTexan- Do it dude! Go! You won't be disappointed.

This is a very good movie!
GrayMatter - 3/9/2012, 10:50 PM
Been a fan of this site for a while; figured I'd finally sign up so I could comment.

So here goes comment #1!

Anyways, just got back from seeing John Carter. Gotta say, I was pretty disappointed. The movie is a mess. It's like they took elements from across the books and threw it in a blender to see what would come out.

Worst part is how they changed Carter from a guy who sticks up for his friends and for the underdog and acts without thinking into the reluctant hero type. So now he has no motivation for doing any of the things he does.
pro346 - 3/9/2012, 11:15 PM
Don't listen to critics its a good movie 7.5/10
heisei24 - 3/10/2012, 1:53 AM
SCREW THE HATERS!THIS MOVIE IS AWESOME!
amxt - 3/10/2012, 6:00 AM
My kids (boy 8, girl 10) went to see it last night. It was definitely entertaining. Not much will be made of the Thurks only because Avatar preceded it, but they were particularly well done. Not much will be made of the arena battle because SW Episode II preceded it, but again, well done. Story is a bit difficult to understand for the younger set but they got enough to enjoy the sorta twist ending.
ValarMorghulis - 3/10/2012, 6:24 AM
I learned not to trust the critics/media long ago. And who cares (other than the investors and people getting paid that made the film) how much a movie makes? That should have zero weight on how much YOU personally enjoy a movie. A Hannah Montana or Zac Efron movie probably has/would out perform any of my favorite movies every time. Eff the critics. Stick with what you like and stop giving a sh!t what other people say.
HavocPrime - 3/10/2012, 6:39 AM
Saw it last night and thought it was great, go see it yourself and make your own opinion.
GUNSMITH - 3/10/2012, 8:41 AM
IT WAS AWESOME

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