Went to see John Carter a couple of days ago. The reviews haven’t been kind. From what I can tell it’s not doing very well at the theater. BUT, I thought it was a fabulously fun movie. I think the reason for the reviews is because no one realizes this film/book series came WAY before Star Wars and the like. People assume it’s ripping off other movies, when in fact it IS the pioneer. For those unfamiliar with the books (i.e. like me), the story is about a guy from the 1800’s, who was a soldier in the Civil War, getting sent to Mars. There’s a war happening on the planet, which he wants no part of because of his history. All he wants to do is go back home to Earth. There is a princess, sentient monsters, dog-like creatures, flying machines, and major power struggles. Basically, everything you need to make a fun film. The movie has the ‘feel’ of The Mummy and the first Indiana Jones, so if you liked those films, then you should really enjoy John Carter.
I’d love to see it again at the theater and I intend to buy it when it comes out on DVD.
Also, I’d like to send out a special thank you to everyone who spread the news about The Ghost Hunter Chronicles: Solomon’s Seals. I really appreciate all your help. 🙂