Alternate Opening Scene For JOHN CARTER

Check out the alternate opening for Disney's John Carter. The film, which is as dull as watching repeats of Jake and The Fat Man, actually had a different opening. It was reshot after Pixar executives had voiced their displeasure.

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By nailbiter111 - 6/2/2012


Last year director Andrew Stanton presented a two-hour-and-fifty-minute cut of John Carter to Pixar executives. After the viewing the execs had issues with the opening scene.

The group liked Stanton’s major innovation: turning Carter from a reactive bruiser into a damaged misanthrope who’s haunted by flashbacks to an earlier marriage—a tragic hero who draws trouble down on everyone he meets. But they were confused by the film’s beginning, in which Princess Dejah delivered a lecture about the state of the Barsoomian wars, and they found her arch and stony. Worst of all, the film didn’t feel personal. - New Yorker




Starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Bryan Cranston, James Purefoy, Dominic West, Thomas Haden Church and Ciarán Hinds. John Carter will eventually replace Beastmaster on TBS!

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ThaHood - 6/2/2012, 7:22 PM
its ok just like the film
BlueDemon - 6/2/2012, 7:22 PM
This movie was actually really good
95 - 6/2/2012, 7:27 PM
Yeah, I'm glad they cut it. Although, this does make some motives a little more clear for me now.
RR51 - 6/2/2012, 7:27 PM
JerBear - 6/2/2012, 7:30 PM
What's with the stupid description??

"The film, which is as dull as watching repeats of Jake and The Fat Man"

You don't start an article with bias. If you don't like the movie then you should have let someone else write this article, or at the very least leave your opinion out of it.
ajones325 - 6/2/2012, 7:32 PM
Haven't seen it but I heard from friends it was a good movie but poor marketing.
Whovian - 6/2/2012, 7:39 PM
What was wrong with that?! Good night Disney could not have tried harder to sabotage this terrific film. Way to go...morons!
SupermanP33v3 - 6/2/2012, 7:42 PM
"The film, which is as dull as watching repeats of Jake and The Fat Man"
Why did you write this? was this article a review? Does that line add to the story?

If you are going to give your opinion, so am I... John Carter was a very good movie. I loved it and can't wait to watch it on Blu Ray. I agree that it was marketed horribly... that person should be fired... but I loved the movie and am hoping against hope that it gets a sequel.
BooYah - 6/2/2012, 7:50 PM
You can't blame the movie failing solely on the marketing. It's not like it got raving reviews. Haven't seen the movie but from the reviews I heard its boring.
pro346 - 6/2/2012, 7:56 PM
@booyah that's the reason I don't bother with reviews they seem to get it wrong all the time.....
Dmon - 6/2/2012, 7:57 PM
Well I will be sure not to read or trust any review by nailbiter111 ever again. We should be able to report whole articles on this site. What a Douche Bag.
AnditsOn1 - 6/2/2012, 8:02 PM
hope this movie franchise has a future. Pretty good movie actually.
Dmon - 6/2/2012, 8:04 PM
@BooYah John Carter has a 52% on rotten tomatoes which means over half the critics liked it. But who cares what they think you should watch it yourself. "Boondock Saints" the first one has a 17% on rotten tomatoes so what do they know.
Ancar - 6/2/2012, 8:19 PM
Hello, guys.

I think that too much executives involved in the production made this movie fail. They wanted these five minutes out just to put another useless five minutes introduction narrated by willem Dafoe.

The movie force was the mistery around the main character, his origin, his drama, his pain and also the strange place/planet where he did go.

All the gratuitious explanations were useless to me.

Although all of it I think the movie was great and I still can't understand why it failed on USA.

And just for you to know, the day when a DVD rip copy of the movie appeared on [download content website] Demonoid, the site felt about almost 12 hours - everybody wanted it!!!
NoAssemblyReqd - 6/2/2012, 8:32 PM
In addition to a "Like" button for articles, I recommend a "C*ckpunch Submitter" button. Seriously, do you know the difference between editorializing and reporting?
FightAs0ne - 6/2/2012, 8:49 PM
You must care about the movie cause if you didnt you wouldnt have posted this article...Talk about a biased description...Oh well
Optimus83 - 6/2/2012, 9:01 PM
¡¡¡LYNN COLLINS FOR WONDER WOMAN!!!. ...¡¡¡NOW!!!


stutx - 6/2/2012, 9:17 PM
SuperBat77

I totally agree man.. I enjoyed the symbolism and parallels as well. Im hoping for a sequel cant wait for tue to b able to watch it at home.
samster10001 - 6/2/2012, 9:44 PM
I didn't like this movie the first time when it was called prince of persia. So why'd they make a shitty follow up?
xXkryptoniteXx - 6/2/2012, 10:41 PM
I can't wait to own this on Blu ray this Tuesday, it was a good film and better then what most critics say. They enjoy avatar but not this? Lol. What does critics know nowadays?
marcel - 6/2/2012, 10:53 PM
. i think of everyone as being mature enough to form their own opinion, and smart enough not to think mine is perfect. @nailbiter you give some people on here way too much credit! Keep up the good work bro!
beetheb - 6/2/2012, 11:27 PM
Stating an opinion in a news story isn't a big deal, this is CBM, not CNN. I don't think nailbiter's going to be winning any pulitzers anytime soon, so relax.
FireKnightRises - 6/3/2012, 1:22 AM
WTF this movie still playing??
Ceejay - 6/3/2012, 2:41 AM
The film was awesome and Lynn Collins was amazing. Don't know how anyone can call this movie dull with all the attributes it has to the contrary, aliens, civil war, time travel, super powers, chases, fights, love, discovery, humour and some of the best visuals I've seen this year in any movie.

To call a film with this much presentation "dull" simply means you lack the ability to assess without personal bias. Just because someone didn't like pizza doesn't mean they'd be accurate calling it "Dull", that would just be them being spiteful! Even if I did not like this movie the way I don't like Avatar, the content alone clearly defines it as anything other than "Dull".
Philvis - 6/3/2012, 3:50 AM
John Carter a was a great film. I liked it better than the Avengers. Nailbiter, you are making excuses for Brandon Routh and his poor showing in SR in another commentary, so I find your opinion without merit on John Carter.
jasonicus - 6/3/2012, 6:15 AM
I liked it. John Carter was a good movie. Not dull at all, which is a stupid [frick]ing statement.
jimoakley666 - 6/3/2012, 7:36 AM
I think that may have been the better opening.
TheOverlord - 6/3/2012, 7:41 AM
Sorry, nailbiter111, but you're just wrong about this movie. It wasn't the est movie ever, but it was entertaining. You fell prey to the same trap that tripped up so many other reviewers: the movie did not match your expectations and therefore you didn't like it. That's a marketing problem: the marketing for this was so poor that a lot of people who would have liked it never went to see it, and people who don't like this sort of movie did go to see it. The politics at Disney are what ended up killing this thing. The movie shod have had a tighter plot, been 20 minutes shorter, supported by cross-promotions and a toy line, and had a completely different marketing campaign. (And the title should have been "John Carter and the Princess of Mars.")

Even with its flaws, though, it was a good movie and I'm sad we'll never get a sequel.
CaptainAmerica1 - 6/3/2012, 7:45 AM
Entire movie was a waste. The books were amazing, especally when u consider they were written nearly 100 years ago.

Stanton, Pixar and Disney decided to put their own story to the screen and moved lightyears away from the original masterpiece. The result is an EPIC FAIL!!!!
avengingson - 6/3/2012, 7:50 AM
Dull??? Dull???? I think not, sir!!!!
JanAustin - 6/3/2012, 7:55 AM
I loved this alternative scene and can't wait for John Carter to come out on DVD! If you haven't seen John Carter, give it a chance and view it! Defintely see John Carter on DVD! I think you will love it. John Carter was a wonderful film that died at the box office due to poor marketing and advertising. I have seen the film on several occasions with both family and friends who loved John Carter. It was a beautiful story and had an incomparable cast! The characters were all fantastic. It was just an extremely well made film and story that you want to go back to time and time again. There is a huge fan base all over the world for John Carter. TAKE US BACK TO BARSOOM! WE WANT A JOHN CARTER SEQUEL! I hope you will give it a view when it’s out on DVD.
nordberg - 6/3/2012, 8:09 AM
Good movie, asinine editorial. Of course, that's just my opinion.
Nemeres - 6/3/2012, 12:43 PM
nailbiter, if you can't muster the appropriate objectivity and decorum, it's simple: let other people write the article. It's clear your attitude has bothered people. Not everyone wants to have their cbm news soaked in other people's opinions before reading them. Do the site a favour ;)
musicsuperhero1 - 6/3/2012, 2:23 PM
why are there no pictures of Lynn Collins up!? haha Teabag where are you!? lol

And to whoever said it earlier, I think Lynn Collins could be WonderWoman...maybe.
RacerREX - 6/3/2012, 8:21 PM
Nailbiter, I usually like your stuff but you are dead wrong here. If you want to write an editorial to voice your opinion fine. Or voice it here in the comments. But reporting is supposed to be unbiased. And that statement in your opening has no place in an article. And from the sound of your responses you seem to be getting a little haughty. Please remember you were just another one of us before you started writing. Don't fall into the same trap as some of these other "power users" and become a pompous ass. Show a little respect to your fellow cbm brethren and be more professional in your writing. That's all we're asking! I hope you take this the right way. I really like your stuff and want to continue to enjoy it. Cheers, Racer X
comicb00kguy - 6/4/2012, 6:33 AM
They made the right decision to change the beginning of this film. I'm looking forward to adding it to my collection this week. If you haven't seen the movie, hopefully this means it's up on Netflix now or soon. Check it out, and judge for yourself.
TheIronPrice - 6/4/2012, 6:48 AM
It was a fun movie. Nothing mind blowing. Can't see where they spent $275 mil to make it! Bad choices and title.
belgerod - 6/6/2012, 11:18 AM
John Carter was a good film, but they got a little too ambitious by trying to combine the plot of the first two-three books into the first movie. The books are pretty short, so I can see why they felt the need, but I think it wasn't really necessary. The first book spends a lot longer introducing us to Mars and the cultures, John spends an extended period of time with the green men before getting away.

I still loved the film and own it, but I do wish the filmmakers had a bit more confidence and let it play out as a trilogy or something. Either way, 'Jake and the Fat Man' it was not.
Codereed - 6/6/2012, 7:02 PM
Nailbitter is a perfect example of why the Internet has ruined good writing. Can't post stuff without resisting to put a few comments in that remind everyone of us how awesome his opinion is and that his opinion is far superior to others. Dude. You post news clips on the Internet. You probably haven't even seen Jake and the Fat Man. It painfully shows your insecurities in what you are doing. You didn't like John Carter? Cool. No need to insult the film that others obviously liked. Oh wait. I forgot. You posted it because you knew others would like the subject. Well, in that case, you were either trying to get a rise out of the films fans by tossing in an insult or trolling for web hits. Either way, it's pretty pathetic. Memo to you. If you didn't like the film, you aren't obligated to post a story on it or offer how much you didn't like doing it. Trust me. The Internet will move on without your magical touch. But maybe that's exactly what you're afraid of?

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