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KL700 March 6 2012 05:11 PM

Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed
 
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(KL700 - please do not post entire articles in the future. A link accompanied by a brief summary or snippet is sufficient. And some original commentary of your own is also wise to include.)

FalTorPan March 6 2012 06:00 PM

Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed
 
Cool, but why not simply link to the article rather than paste its content?

Captaindemotion March 6 2012 06:13 PM

Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed
 
Or why not put it in the existing John Carter thread?

Asbo Zaprudder March 6 2012 06:16 PM

Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed
 
The OP has demonstrated his cut and paste skills are adequate. Unfortunately, he didn't bother to add any content of his own. It does seem that while the film might or might not turn out to be an expensive flop for Disney, it probably won't kick off a new franchise.

Samurai8472 March 6 2012 06:37 PM

Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed
 
Please cut out half of the article.

Trekbbs has a policy about copying and pasting an entire article

It deals with copyright issues.

Captaindemotion March 6 2012 06:39 PM

Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed
 
Chud has good things to say about the movie but is critical of its marketing.

http://www.chud.com/85727/tims-take-...e-john-carter/

AvBaur March 6 2012 06:43 PM

Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed
 
Why open a new thread for a single review, anyway? There are plenty of revews out for the movie at this point, most of them fairly positive.

I am surprised, though, that the film's RT rating has been dropping significantly over the last few days. I, as I wrote in the other thread, really liked John Carter when I saw it and would absolutely recommend it to any sci-fi fan.
I can't wait to see it a second time!

Hyperspace05 March 6 2012 06:45 PM

Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed
 
I say the title of this thread is poorly spelled :)

doubleohfive March 6 2012 06:47 PM

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Temis the Vorta March 6 2012 08:04 PM

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Captaindemotion wrote: (Post 5949121)
Chud has good things to say about the movie but is critical of its marketing.

http://www.chud.com/85727/tims-take-...e-john-carter/

I saw a bus ad for the movie recently and was stunned at how bad it was. It was just a red-orange blob - I couldn't even tell what it was trying to depict. If I weren't an ERB fan, "John Carter" would sound like a new men's fashion designer to me. Maybe it's a new fashion line, along the lines of Perry Ellis, Marc Jacobs or Sean John? That blob could be anything. :rommie:

Captaindemotion March 6 2012 08:13 PM

Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed
 
^ I don't know why they thought it was a good idea not to mention the word 'Mars' somewhere in the title.

Disruptor March 6 2012 09:02 PM

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Though the 9 foot, green-skinned Tharks look much as Burroughs described them, they're curiously unappealing to human eyes, just one of the stylistic decisions that reinforces the superiority of James Cameron's Avatar.
Every movie with aliens in it now has to be compared to Cameron's overlong cat-people fetish? :rolleyes:

AvBaur March 6 2012 09:19 PM

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Disruptor wrote: (Post 5949997)
Every movie with aliens in it now has to be compared to Cameron's overlong cat-people fetish? :rolleyes:

Well, Avatar was heavily inspired by the John Carter novels, so it's not that far-fetched...

Immolatus March 7 2012 11:06 AM

Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed
 
"John Carter Warlord of Mars" would have been fine

Allyn Gibson March 7 2012 01:04 PM

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Immolatus wrote: (Post 5954971)
"John Carter Warlord of Mars" would have been fine

As a title for the movie that it's attached to? No, it really wouldn't, because only two words of the five are true. Carter isn't a warlord and the film's plot is driven by Carter's desire to go home to Earth and his "cave of gold," so it's not true until he finds himself and his place in the world (which comes at the climax) that he can be said to be "of Mars." Believe me, I would have wanted nothing more than to see the words "of Mars" in the title, but after seeing the film last night I know that they don't apply.

I actually think that "Under the Moons of Mars" would have been a better title. Though I don't think that Phobos and Deimos actually look the way they're shown in the film. :)


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