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April 1st, 2012
10:13 pm


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Lizzie and I just went to see John Carter. Many of my friends know my deep abiding love for Displaced Earthman books.

There were changes made, there were, as in the original book, plot holes big
enough to push a planet through. The story is silly, the action even more so. It took the original story as an outline, and added a lot more. Just as well, Princess of Mars is a pretty terrible book. ERB really didn't know what he was doing when he wrote it. He became a better writer later.

I don't care. This is the first movie I have ever seen to get it the genre right. The sense of fun. The sense of discovery. The sense of adventure. It's a marvelous movie. I understand that it has not done well at the box office. I hope that it does well enough that they make the other two.

I loved this movie. Go see it. Get your popcorn and your drink. Sit back and let it entertain you. Do not expect to be moved intellectually. Expect to have fun and you will love this as much as I do.


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Date:April 2nd, 2012 12:21 pm (UTC)
I also saw it this weekend. I share your opinion of APoM, the only book in the series I have read. And I agree with you about the movie; it's terrific!
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Date:April 2nd, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)
Testify, brother! Mike and I both loved it.
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Date:April 3rd, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
It was a perfect drive-in movie. Mister especially enjoyed sleeping in my lap through most of it. But after JC went back to earth Mister decided he needed to sleep in his carseat.

I was completely unaware of the story before seeing it (as well as the other movie shown before it, "The Hunger Games") but I quite enjoyed both movies. John Carter was A LOT of "Hey!! It's that guy from Rome!! We love him!! Oh hey! And that's that other guy from another HBO drama!! Hey! And that's that chick from Deadwood!!" Comic book fun. The start of the movie was a little difficult to follow, five separate time lines and stories with no connection, but once they gathered it all together it was a fun romp in the park.

As was the hunger games. A perfect way to start the drive-in season. :D
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