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Old March 6 2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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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.)

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Old March 6 2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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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?
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Old March 6 2012, 06:13 PM   #3
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Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed

Or why not put it in the existing John Carter thread?
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Old March 6 2012, 06:16 PM   #4
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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.
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Old March 6 2012, 06:37 PM   #5
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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

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Old March 6 2012, 06:39 PM   #6
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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/
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Old March 6 2012, 06:43 PM   #7
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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!
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Old March 6 2012, 06:45 PM   #8
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Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed

I say the title of this thread is poorly spelled
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Old March 6 2012, 06:47 PM   #9
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Old March 6 2012, 08:04 PM   #10
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Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed

Captaindemotion wrote: View Post
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.
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Old March 6 2012, 08:13 PM   #11
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^ I don't know why they thought it was a good idea not to mention the word 'Mars' somewhere in the title.
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Old March 6 2012, 09:02 PM   #12
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Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed

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?
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Old March 6 2012, 09:19 PM   #13
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Every movie with aliens in it now has to be compared to Cameron's overlong cat-people fetish?
Well, Avatar was heavily inspired by the John Carter novels, so it's not that far-fetched...
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Old March 7 2012, 11:06 AM   #14
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"John Carter Warlord of Mars" would have been fine
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Old March 7 2012, 01:04 PM   #15
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Re: Variety says John Carter film is poory scripted and directed

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"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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