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Old March 9 2012, 05:16 AM   #35
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed

Roger Ebert gave it two and a half stars, which is not too shabby...considering.

Does "John Carter" get the job done for the weekend action audience? Yes, I suppose it does. The massive city on legs that stomps across the landscape is well-done. The Tharks are ingenious, although I'm not sure why they need tusks. Lynn Collins makes a terrific heroine. And I enjoyed the story outside the story, about how Burroughs wrote a journal about what he saw and appears briefly as character.
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