Disney’s John Carter Review

John Carter Review

Disney’s John Carter Review

I have to be honest, I wasn’t super excited about John Carter at First.  It was the same old thing to me.  Just like the other sci-fi movies that I really don’t care for.

I was SO wrong about this movie.  I went to see it more for my husband then for me.  He loves movies like that so I went with him and my mom to be a good wife.  😉  Well, I was so surprised when I turned to my husband at the end and said, “that was so good!”

John Carter

I can’t wait until it comes out on video so I can see it again.

Here is some info about John Carter:

“John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch).  John Carter is transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.”

I think the thing I enjoyed the most about this movie was that I didn’t feel like I was watching something that looked like a sci-fi movie.  It felt much more real to me then others I have seen.  There was never that moment of “that is so fake!”  I was waiting for it to come and it didn’t.  The reason it looked so real was because of the way they filmed it.  They actually filmed almost all of the background of the scenes.  They filmed it in Utah and had a couple actors standing in for the animated people.  They then took the animation and added it in over the people.  I think that made a HUGE difference to the feel of the movie.  I also thought the acting was really good.  They were very believable.

Though the story line is something you may be familiar with, I think it is important to remember that a lot of the similarities of this movie with others is due tot he fact that there were many movies that were inspired by these books when they were originally written.  The book was written in 1912 and science-fiction writers Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury all used it to inspire their work.  James Cameron has said that John Carter influenced his science-fiction film “Avatar.” and George Lucas credits John Carter with inspiring “Star Wars.”  Keeping this in mind helps you not to compare the movie to the others but look at it as a starting point for the other movies.

If you are still on the fence, check out this 10 minute clip!  Then go see the movie!!!

Are you going to see John Carter?  What are you excited about seeing?

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