Tuesday, March 20, 2012
John Carter from Mars
FINALLY! The movie I'd been waiting for since the early 90s! The spinoff of Noah Wyle's character from ER!I wasn't surprised they couldn't get John Stamos or George Clooney to reprise their roles for this film, but would it have been so hard to get Noah Wyle?
YES THIS JOKE IS OLD BEFORE I EVEN GOT IT GOING! SHUT UP!
This movie is about an solider from the civil war who gets sucked in to another civil war on the planet Mars, reluctant hero meets hot girl and risks his life for her story. SO you know story of my life. Don't judge me, like you've never chosen sides of an alien civil war for a attractive alien girl.......Sam Worthington knows what I'm talking about.
That brings up my point, this is Avatar but take out the ferngully aspects of Avatar. So you know everything that made the movie terrible and unwatchable. No Sam Worthington wasn't that bad I mean the environmental bullshit. Ok, remove Sam Worthington AND the environmental bullshit and this is the movie you have. From what I understand this book was actually a pretty big influence on Avatar and the original Star Wars. It shows, I mean the synopsis I did was almost Avatar. As a result I'm not going to go to far in to the plot, like I said remove ferngully from Avatar and you have John Carter. BUT fortunately there's a lot I hated!
Acting.....AWFUL. was it really the acting or was it a script with difficult dialogue and people trying to act alien.........probably a combination of both actually. John Carter I think showed an emotion about 3/4ths of the way through the movie. It had a fairly good cast, Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes) Willem Dafoe (from like every movie ever) Thomas Haden Church (Ned and Stacey) but those are mostly voice actors, it actually took me forever to figure out who Willem Dafoe actually was in this film, and I didn't realize Thomas Haden Church was in it until I saw the end credits. Mark Strong on the other hand I don't even think he was in costume.
seriously, I'm not even sure which one of those is from the movie anymore. Taylor Kitsch, if I'm not mistaken this is his first starring role. Again, I think he might of portrayed an emotion? I'll give him credit for half an emotion at least.
Apart from that, this movie is a lot of fun, but it's more of a kids movie. Something I probably would've enjoyed a lot more when I was 7. Kinda like "Legend" a movie that if you see it as a child you'll love it for the rest of your adult life, but while again I did ENJOY this film, I can't give it more than an "ehhhh" on my movie scale, roughly translated to a 3 outta 5. Which is sad because the director, Andrew Stanton has an solid resume as a director, with Wall-e and Finding Nemo, as well as an incredible resume as a writer, like every pixar movie ever. Go see it if you've got a child that wants to, they'll love it.