Former Virginia Cavalry Captain John Carter is a lost soul, living off the land in godforsaken 1800s Arizona, in search of a fabled cave of gold. When a group of Union soldiers attempt to forcibly enlist his services in battling the local Native Americans, his rebelliousness sets off a chain of events that drops him in the middle of intergalactic espionage and a Martian civil war. Exiled on the planet Barsoom (Mars’ real name), he must adjust to a radically different environment, make friends with indigenous peoples, rescue a princess, defeat the godlike Thern, and justify his very existence to a universe who believes his big screen adventures should never have produced. —DVDverdict.com
A key figure in the development of Pixar Studios, Andrew Stanton was the writer-director of some of the computer animation company’s biggest hits, including “Toy Story” (1995), “A Bug’s Life” (1998), “Finding Nemo” (2003) and “WALL-E.” In the grand tradition of Disney’s animation team from the 1930s and such legendary figures as Ray Harryhausen and Don Bluth, Stanton’s best films were a near-perfect balance of breathtaking visuals and heart-tugging emotion; the lifelike quality of cowboy toy Woody or the silent, industrious robot WALL-E never overwhelmed their fully rendered hopes and dreams and ambitions. The combination of these elements brought Stanton significant acclaim and considerable awards, but more importantly, it established him as one of the most creative figures in motion pictures – live action and animated – working in 21st century Hollywood.
Born Andrew Christopher Stanton, Jr., in Rockport, MA on Dec. 3, 1965, he received a BFA in character animation from the… read more
surprisingly good. the fact that they do not hurry to get to Mars and instead play the Western smoothly is satisfying taking in the fact that this is Disney and this is meant to be a blockbuster. it seems everything is in the right places in this piece. and greatly timed. i'm not especially a Hollywood grand movie fan but this one has the magic!
Once it gets going, it's pretty enjoyable. But it probably wasn't helped at the box office by taking 20 minutes to get started. If Taylor KItsch had been as good as John Carter as Lynn Collins was as Dejah Thoris, they would have really had something. (Also, was anyone else bothered by the Tharks default setting being moving the arms on each side together?)
Though the book was written in 1911, it still has more thrilling imagery than the computer generated malarkey that was produced in this film. To be fair, in true Disney fashion it was a decent children's film. However, what particularly bugged me about the film was the white washing of the inhabitants of Helium and the fact that it was entitled John Carter, not Princess of Mars. White, male dominated society, yo.
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“JOHN CARTER”, um filme de aventura, acção e fantasia, realizado por Andrew Stanton, que trabalhou com humanos pela primeira vez. Taylor Kitsch teve a oportunidade de ir a Marte e vir, sendo John Carter… read review
John Carter de Andrew Stanton est un film produit par les studios Disney. Cela se ressent parfois dans la manière dont le film est construit et notamment par le fait que l’on a des gentils vraiment… read review
A pretty good old-fashioned science-fantasy. The weapons, costumes, and especially the vehicles were exquisite. The actors were all fine, though the routine growly hero delivery of John Carter’s lines… read review