"John Carter of Mars" Moving Ahead!

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  1. S. Gomez

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    There's a lot of fighting in the books, but it's also not all that graphically described by today's standards; the tone is largely about the adrenaline of battle rather than the actual blood. It feels much more like PG-13 action than R violence, and Stanton's said that PG-13 is what they're aiming for.
     
  2. Saga

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  3. Agenda

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    I hate it when they try and pull this crap. It's not canon unless it's bloody well from the original author. I don't frickin' care if it's officially 'sanctioned' from the ERB estate. They tried to do this with the Cash Cow of Dune series and the fans didn't buy it (at least not the ones with taste).
     
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  5. timothy

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    I so can't wait for this movie either big fan of the books. and, I hope it dos well enough that we can have at least the first five as films.
     
  6. StarTrek1701

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    Dejah Thoris is wearing waaaaaaaaaaaayyy too much fabric in the movie! :mad:
     
  7. Aeolusdallas

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    Hasn't this point been covered enough already? No movie was ever going to be made with Dejah and John running around naked.
     
  8. Captain Craig

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    Well, not by Disney that's for sure.
     
  9. Mr. Adventure

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    ^^ I wish it had a more evocative/exotic look, it all feels like big budget Halmi/Hallmark kind of stuff. Granted I'm only going off a trailer but what is a trailer for if not to implant a first impression?
     
  10. Admiral_Young

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    Trailers are designed to provide a first impression/hook to make you see the film but not reveal everything in the movie (although these days that is precisely what some of them seem to do). I except from what we've been told about the scope of the movie that this is going to be quite impressive looking.
     
  11. Temis the Vorta

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    I wonder if the producers are getting nervous now that Cowboys & Aliens and Conan have both flopped? Frankly that trailer suggests yet another flop of the same ilk.

    Is John Carter now ERB's uncle? If so, I don't mind that so much, but...

    -"Mars" looks way too much like the American Southwest (unless they're planning to rewrite the story and have it all be some kind of a hallucination of JC's, who never left Earth).

    -Why does an American actress playing a Martian need a British accent? ;)

    -Why doesn't John Carter, a 19th C Virginian, have a Southern accent?

    That trailer doesn't make Mars look as epicly exotic as it should. If they need Dejah Thoris to have an accent, they should have invented a more exotic and un-placeable one that emphasizes her alienness.
     
  12. Goliath

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    Because a British accent is Hollywood shorthand for "ancient/decadent civilization"?

    At least, it seems that way. Ancient Romans, for example, are almost always played by British actors.
     
  13. timothy

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    how did cowboys and aliens and conan flop I thought both were great.
    though I do agree with you that john does need a southern accent.
    as for dejah thoris who knows what kind a accent they have being from mars and all.
     
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    I'm hoping the John Carter books all come back into print along with John Flint Roy's A Guide To Barsoom as a tie-in to the movie.
     
  15. Admiral_Young

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    "Cowboys and Aliens" hasn't performed well at the box office timothy is what Temis means and there appears to be some concern about these types of movies. "Conan the Barbarian" also finished in fourth place in it's opening weekend (although i don't think it was meant to be a huge blockbuster in box office intakes in the first place).
     
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  16. timothy

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    a princess of mars and the gods of mars have both been rereleased in trade paper back size and new covers. all so if you have a nook all ten books are aviable. the first five are in a collection for only $3.99.
     
  17. Saga

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    been a while since i read the books, but IIRC Burroughs usually refers to Carter as his Uncle or Great Uncle.
     
  18. Mysterion

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    ^^^
    Yep, got those. Ideally, Del Rey would re-release the whole series of paperbacks with the Michael whelan covers from the late-70s/early-80s.
     
  19. Admiral_Young

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    I wouldn't mind a novelization of "John Carter" but novelizations seem like a by gone era since the recession and economic problems North America has had in the last four years.
     
  20. Mr. Adventure

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    I've only ever read one or two novelizations, is it common to have a novelization of something with such well known source material? Like would they novelize the Harry Potter movies?