JOHN CARTER movie fans already demanding a sequel

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  1. 23skidoo

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    I just found out they're making a second sequel to the Human Centipede. If that thing is able to justify a sequel, any film, including John Carter, can do a sequel. :eek:

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  2. Professor Zoom

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    Gwenyth Paltrow?

    I liked the movie, but she was a HUGE weakness.
     
  3. Kegg

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    Jude Law?

    Liked the movie to a point but he felt seriously miscast.
     
  4. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    However, Angelia Jolie was great, and I'm not that big a fan of hers normally. She would have made a near perfect Honor Harrington as has often been said.
     
  5. Mysterion

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    That noise you're hearing right now is Robert A. Heinlein spinning in his grave.

    Those movies are atrocities.
     
  6. Harvey

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    Sure, if you're interested in fidelity to the source material. I prefer Verhoeven's version.
     
  7. Maurice

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    Given the film is officially a financial disaster ("Disney said the loss on "John Carter" will cause its studio to lose $80 million to $120 million for the quarter. Profits from other movies and home video disc sales will be more than wiped out"), no one should hold their breath for any sequels.
     
  8. newtontomato539

    newtontomato539 Commander Red Shirt

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    Wow, my post was ignored.

    Anyway,

    Jolie as Honour would be great.

    Sky Captain shouldn't have a strong villain. The main complaint about movies is, "Why must there be a B I G Villian here!?"
     
  9. Maurice

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    Which post? This one?
    If so, so what? third place means nothing. You could be #1 but if your box office is too low to turn a profit, what does it matter?
     
  10. beamMe

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    Good.
     
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  12. Sindatur

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    Wow, what a shame so many liked the film, and it's doing so poorly. It's certainly doing loads better Internationally, Foreign Box ($172M) Office is almost 3 times Domestic($62M). Was their foreign Marketing that much better than domestic? What a shame indeed, if it was running 50/50 or even better Domestically, it'd be in pretty good shape.

    I almost never go to the theater, but, this is certainly a movie I want to see when it gets released on DVD.
     
  13. nightwind1

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  14. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Finally saw it, and I'd watch a sequel. Taylor Kitsch was miscast (and why does a Virginian have a Yankee accent?) and the storyline was overstuffed but it had a lot going for it. The Tharks were well done, the visuals were great (was that Lake Mead standing in for the River Iss?) and Lynn Collins was right on the mark. wish Bryan Cranston and James Purefoy had had bigger roles.
     
  15. Brikar99

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    That's pretty much how I felt. It was pretty, and it was fun, but it didn't blow me away. I'd still be up for more.
     
  16. RoJoHen

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    I actually watched it for the first time yesterday as well. I got about halfway through before I had to turn it off. For all the great visuals and action sequences, I couldn't believe how bored I was. I just could not bring myself to care.
     
  17. Temis the Vorta

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    I don't recall how he was written in the original novels, but in the movie, Carter comes across as self involved and just driven by greed, to the extent he comes across at all. Without a strong lead character, there's no hook for the story.

    I get that the idea is, he's damaged and searching for meaning, or something like that, but for a motive like that, you'd need someone with a lot more screen charisma, like a young Harrison Ford. The writing doesn't make you immediately like the character, so the actor needs to take up the slack.

    That's what made the miscasting so fatal - its a harder role than it seems at first glance, and much harder than something like a superhero movie, where the character's motive and reason to like him is shoved in the audience's face.
     
  18. Gaith

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    It's just a bad script, is all. There's just no "there" there. :p
     
  19. Turtletrekker

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