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Monday, March 12, 2012
My Take On: John Carter (2012 Film)
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Comic Book Movies


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John Carter
The 2012 Theatrical Film
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TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3620 -  I'm back from the theater, after checking out the new 'JOHN CARTER' film from Disney.

Here’s the official synopsis for “John Carter”:

"From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), 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 (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). 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."

Here is who is in the film:

"Taylor Kitsch, Willem Dafoe Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, and Thomas Hayden Church."

So what did I think of this film?

Well... It's been a long time since I read the John Carter books. And no, I didn't read all of Edgar Ric Burroughs 11 volume Barsoom series of novels that were published from 1912 - 1943!

Yet, I found myself fascinated by the storyline of this film.

I found it hard to believe that this film is during the Centennial of this John Carter character!

Even though it has been many years since I read a few of the John Carter books, and the John Carter comic books that were published, I found it very easy to get involved with the film's storyline.

Rather easily come to think of it!

The film is well written, and smoothly goes from one time to another.  I didn't need to know the background of John Carter to follow the film. 

The CGI didn't get into the way, and was quite useful in capturing the time on Barsoom / Mars!

Although the film is 2 hours and 12 minutes long... There wasn't any too long of a time period in any of the action!

I gotta admit... I was pleased to have seen this film on the Big Screen!

You can too, as it just was released on March 9th!

I would give this film a Near Mint (NM) 9.4 out of a 10.0 possible comic book grade!

~Michael D Hamersky On Comics


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