Friday, July 27, 2012
John Carter deserved (a little) better.
John Carter was not the horrible movie it was painted to be. Period. It had a huge 250 million dollar budget, and barely broke even. In this sense, it failed to be the big blockbuster it aspired to. However, if you ignore the failure loving media and just watch the movie, you may just find you enjoy the very ambitious space adventure. The story originated from the author of Tarzan, and has been said to inspire many famous sci-fi works since its creation. Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) takes on the role of the hardened Civil War veteran who suddenly finds himself flung into a war on Mars, complete with new, otherworldly powers. Kitsch plays the role with confident southern swagger, and though the story is occasionally a little cheesy and odd, it is entertaining. Isn't that the point? For a movie to entertain. I say, give Carter a chance on dvd/bluray. You may find you enjoy it more than the media let you believe.