I’m not sure how I feel about this one after watching the trailer. I don’t know a whole lot about it other than a civil war soldier died and his body/mind/consciousness/whatever, was transfered to Mars where, since he was born on Earth where there is more gravity, he has super human strength… due to the lower gravity on Mars, or something like that. There also appears to be an alien race in need of saving and other humans… I guess. People seemed pretty amped up about this trailer coming out, but I don’t see what the big deal is honestly. The CGI looks “Green Lantern-esque” and it just overall doesn’t look that good. Maybe it’ll prove me wrong, but I probably won’t be checking this one out.
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably 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.