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!

Source: ew.com
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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.
nailbiter111 - 6/2/2012, 8:07 PM
the movie failed because of marketing? oh please. it was dull dull dull. white rice is more exciting than this movie.
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!!!
nailbiter111 - 6/2/2012, 8:30 PM
ancar, don't agree. the executives seemed to have their finger on the pulse of the problem. they saw this opening and rightfully wanted it changed. the second version is not any better, but that isn't the execs fault its stanton's. he had plenty of time to put together an amazing opening and he came up empty. that is on him not them.

they also noticed that the film was missing andrew stanton's usual brilliance. they couldn't see his qualities coming through on the film and pointed that out as well.

they were right on both issues, with the second part being much more important. the film was devoid of heart. there was no fun, it was 2 hours of green screen depression. whoopie.
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?
nailbiter111 - 6/2/2012, 8:44 PM
if this is your first time realizing that I share my opinions in my articles then you don't come here often or you're obtuse.
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
nailbiter111 - 6/2/2012, 8:57 PM
sometimes i post things that i know you guys will like, but that doesn't mean i haven't to as well.
Optimus83 - 6/2/2012, 9:01 PM
¡¡¡LYNN COLLINS FOR WONDER WOMAN!!!. ...¡¡¡NOW!!!


nailbiter111 - 6/2/2012, 9:10 PM
NinjaJesus - if i have it just in the article and not the teaser the same whining will occur.
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.
johan02 - 6/2/2012, 9:22 PM
Ok, I havent seen it yet so I can only go by what Ive seen in trailers BTS shorts reviews and now this. That being said I seriously have to ask; more than half of you said you ejoyed the movie, am I REALLY the only one who read the books?
-From what Ive seen- this looks like they just threw together a handful of scraps from the actual plot and held them together with a bunch of dumbed down exposition. I dont get it.
They make a movie of a book a hundred years old, a story has inspired dozens of movies. Star Wars, Avatar and so many others I cant name were inspired by parts of the Barsoom series. But never a whole movie just to A Princes Of Mars or even based on the adventures of main character of John Carter. So why not just shot the first book? Yeah ok add some F/X stuff, more action ok. But the main villians of this first ever John Carter movie are from the third book in the series. There seems to be q&a n inordinate
nailbiter111 - 6/2/2012, 9:38 PM
i like to give the news, and add my two sense. since i'm doing the writing I choose to do what I like. If you'd like a stale Wall Street Journal approach there are plenty of sites that offer that or you could participate and contribute yourself.

as for a bias. who cares? my opinion clearly didn't sway your enjoyment of the film. i think of everyone as being mature enough to form their own opinion, and smart enough not to think mine is perfect.
johan02 - 6/2/2012, 9:39 PM
sorry on my cell and it the post link by mistake.
The seems to be an inordinate amount of seens on Mars/Barsoom at the very offset of the film, and judging from this they planed on starting the movie ON Mars/Barsoom. Hell for all I know they DID start the movie on Mars/Barsoom. This is all wrong. The viewer should know NOTHING of Mars/Barsoom until John Carter dose. Not just cause thats how the book went, but it takes away some of the wonder of these new unknown things. Tharks, Thoats, Jedaks, the 8th or 9th ray NONE of these hold any wonder or amazement if you find out about them BEFORE ANYTHING F*¢KIN HAPPENS!!!!
Now remember I havent seen the movie yet, planing on renting it next week, so I could be wrong. It could be a real kick ass movie.

I doubt it though.
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?
nailbiter111 - 6/2/2012, 10:02 PM
yeah i think i'll just stick with what i do, but thanks for sharing.
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.
nailbiter111 - 6/2/2012, 11:35 PM
pulitzer....dream...crushed. hey what's a pulitzer?
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!!!!
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