Disney’s John Carter would seem to be an earnest attempt to launch an old-fashioned Sci-Fi saga in lieu of the purchase of Star Wars.
Those involved in the making of the film have much to be proud of. Those involved in the marketing and promotion of the film should perhaps consider alternative careers for John Carter was lumbered with an insignificant release date, an uninspiring trailer-campaign and a dull title which foolishly dropped the “from Mars”.
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ space opera lacks the instant familiarity of Star Trek or Wars – even Battlestar Galactica – yet it is, of course, the forerunner and inspiration behind those films, television shows and many more.
As tastes for the coming movie season veer towards alien planets and space travel Carter may yet garner a little retro-cool. Give it a chance on disc or download, you might like it: John just arrived a little too early for the party.
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