Tolerance, good temper and sympathy — they are what matter really, and if the human race is not to collapse they must come to the front before long.
- E. M. Forster
No washed up porn star? No good.
I think it could have be awesome but the fact it is made by Disney doesn't give me hope. I will say that the last trailer I saw did make my hope meter rise a little bit.
Bluesun,Hehehehe... I watched that version with my wife and every time Traci Lords would appear on the screen I would solemnly intone, "The most beautiful woman on two planets."
It's by Disney and thus not suitable for viewing by intelligent adults.
There's a convenient rule of thumb for this: if a studio really thinks it has the best movie they release it for the "summer blockbuster season". More people are out to watch the big budget movies. The audience in March (early March) is smaller. Easter is April 8, and there's the spring break audience, but that's not a big season.Therefore I conclude it's likely Disney doesn't think it will compete well against whatever is coming this summer.
I expect it'll be awful but I'm seeing it anyway.
What TheAxe said. I've been waiting for this for years, and nobody's going to scare me away from it.The fact they used Kashmir in the trailer does give me a glimmer of hope.
hmmm, I think I saw a blueskinned hominid in that trailer. Reeks of the the indigenous people were better custodians of the earth meme, regardless of the facts.I think I'll not be paying movie theater prices for that one.
As Pixar and Marvel movies prove, Disney can do really great things when motivated.Please, oh, please. These were outstanding stories and used incredible imagery. I am desperate for a win, here--if they screw this up, it'll be another 25 years before they try again. And these are long overdue for a LOTR-quality treatment. Or at least Clash of the Titans entertaining.But, um, shouldn't the Tharks be a little more badass-looking?
Graybeard--don't forget there's a LOT of movies coming out in 2012, so real estate is tight. And I think every studio expects that from May to July, the Avengers is going to clean everyone's clocks.This makes release dates harder to secure. If you need to be concerned, look at how long this movie languished in development.
The John Carter novels are downloadable on the E.R. Burroughs website and on Gutenberg. A quick read on an e-reader (which I think ERB would aprove of) and at 90 years since started, they're still a pretty decent adventure. From just a couple of trailers, the visuals match what the books painted in my mind, but Tharks should be much bulkier than Willem Dafoe. Nice work on the airships, though.
With regard to Dejah Thoris, the film diverges unacceptably from the book: Her face was oval and beautiful in the extreme, her every feature was finely chiseled and exquisite, her eyes large and lustrous and her head surmounted by a mass of coal black, waving hair, caught loosely into a strange yet becoming coiffure. Her skin was of a light reddish copper color, against which the crimson glow of her cheeks and the ruby of her beautifully molded lips shone with a strangely enhancing effect.She was as destitute of clothes as the green Martians who accompanied her; indeed, save for her highly wrought ornaments she was entirely naked, nor could any apparel have enhanced the beauty of her perfect and symmetrical figure. I demand greater fidelity to the classics! ;)
Like most book adaptations, the movie will suffer by comparison, almost certainly. But I do have hopes for it. The John Carter books were some of my favorites when I first started reading the genre, years ago. We'll see!
My daughter refers to the problem as 'the Disney Crap Machine'.
kx59: "I think I saw a blueskinned hominid in that trailer."I believe that was Carter, covered in the blood of that white ape-looking thing.
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