Tuesday, June 5, 2012

John Carter - 2012

Category: Movie

Genre: Adventure / Fantasy / Action

Writer: Andrew Stanton

Director: Andrew Stanton

Producer: Walt Disney Pictures

Cast: Taylor Kitsch,Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Thomas Haden Church, Mark Strong, Claran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Bryan Cranston, Polly Walker, and more

Tagline: Lost in Our World. Found in Another.

A Civil War veteran named John Carter, was trying to escape and is being pursued by the army. Got into a battle with Indians. Carter then seeks refuge in a cave, and saw someone holding a medallion and when Carter got around to touching it, he finds himself transplanted to MARS. Founds himself a prisoner of 12foot tall beings, and when he tries to escapes, he encounters a princess who needed someone to save her community.

It was quite dragging at the beginning, but turned out interesting by the middle of the movie. I would've dropped it at the first few scenes, but I pushed through. and good thing, I did! I learned that it was an adaptation or inspired by the book Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Cool, right? 

 I feel that the setting is unique, what with all the Mars*Barsoom* thing in the picture. It was also comedic in some parts, which reminds me of Pirates of the Caribbean. :) And while reviewing this, it just made me realized that it's a Disney film! so much for the reference, right? It's a mix of Star Wars (weird beings), Indiana Jones (the first few scenes), a bit of Avatar, Prince of Persia and yeah, Pirates of the Caribbean (for the funny scenes). Great CGI too.

Anyway, its a good film to watch, despite it's bad critic for people who judged before watching the film. It's a good layered film, with a love story thrown between a Princess of Helium and an Earthling, coupled with some emotional and other funny scenes. It's simple, so don't overthink the whole movie, okayyy?

In short, I had a blast as I was transported to the Red Planet, Barsoom. :)

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