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Initial post: Mar 11, 2012 8:42:57 PM PDT
It was pretty good; especially if you've read the book.

I'm surprised by how many people comment on this movie with "I had no idea what this was about." or "John Carter was a rip off of [insert recent sci-fi movie here]"

*facepalm*

Does no one read a book anymore? John Carter was inspired by "The Princess of Mars" written by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1917.

Any one of you that are into sci-fi or fantasy would really enjoy it.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 8:44:23 PM PDT
A customer says:
Maybe next time. I saw Safe House today. It was actually decent.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 8:50:34 PM PDT
pasteyswazey says:
Great movie. Best I have seen in a long time and it was actually worthy of the 3D attached to it. Did some neat things with it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 8:53:57 PM PDT
Funny thing you should say that about the 3D...wife, in-laws, and I were in line for the IMAX 3D showing today when they announced that due to "technical difficulties" the 3D wasn't working. So, instead of seeing the IMAX 3D version, we saw the IMAX 2D version.

I was psyched for the 3D before I went, and was kinda bummed that it wasn't going to work but to be honest I forgot all about the 3D once I got into the movie. It was really good.

And on top of that, due to the inconvenience of the 3D being unavailable, we all got coupons redeemable for a free ticket to any movie of our choosing (IMAX or not) in the future.

So, not only did I get to see John Carter in IMAX, but I got a free movie ticket out of it. I'm pretty happy.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 9:59:12 PM PDT
It's free if you own a kindle or use a kindle app A Princess of Mars. Just an FYI.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 10:04:00 PM PDT
RJMacReady says:
I'm thinking of seeing it. The guy playing Carter seems kind of boring to me though. So many of these big budget action films lately star these guys who look like models and have zero charisma or screen presence. They need to stop casting movies based on their head shots. If Schwarzenegger were trying to get into movies today he wouldn't stand a chance.

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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 10:36:23 PM PDT
RJMacReady says:
It might have been him. Or the guy from Clash of the Titans. Not sure.

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Posted on Mar 11, 2012 10:41:13 PM PDT
Voice of god says:
None of the above. It's the guy who played Gambit in the Wolverine movie. He was on Friday Night Lights.

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Posted on Mar 12, 2012 2:15:34 AM PDT
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I also enjoyed it.
The 3D was actually pretty cool here for a change, and added to the movie imho.
Best 3D I've seen since Avatar actually.

Story was pretty cool. It was actually pretty couragous for a Disney title - quite different to what you'd expect from a modern blockbuster.

It felt like a good mix of old-school sci-fi (see Dune) and modern day epic (see LOTR/Star Wars.)

Costumes, locations and scenery in particular were really cool. Very nice effects. I thought the story was well told.

I'd reccommend it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 4:07:22 AM PDT
GUEST!! says:
I'm actually reading the book now. I expect to be done by the end of the week, but it usually only takes me a couple days to get through most books.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 4:08:31 AM PDT
GUEST!! says:
Oh. Damn. I... Totally picked up the paperback with that exact cover for $7. I feel really silly right now.

At least the other books are free if I like it well enough to continue.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 4:09:36 AM PDT
Kr155 says:
Thanks!

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 5:47:11 AM PDT
I read the E.R.B. "Mars" series years ago. Good old-fashioned stuff. If I remember right, several books into the series you get a different cast of characters.

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 6:09:41 AM PDT
D_Strasse says:
I think IF people are reading, most of them nowadays aren't reading Penguin Classics outside of high school.

As for the movie, haven't seen it but IIRC it was made by the Pixar guys.

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 6:21:05 AM PDT
Soulshine says:
I saw the 2D version over the weekend.

I thought it was okay - didn't love it or hate it. Standard action movie with a healthy dose of cheesy dialogue and lots of jumping. I liked the story and would consider reading the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 6:23:56 AM PDT
GUEST!! says:
While I don't think that's how we'd actually work on Mars, the jumping thing is a cool hook. Right now, where I am in the book, he can't even walk straight. If he doesn't want to go flying, he has to basically crawl.
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Posted on Mar 12, 2012 6:53:56 AM PDT
Add me to the list of people who saw it and really liked it.

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 6:56:52 AM PDT
Oskar2525 says:
Ok, now I really want to see this and read the book! Which should I do first?!?
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