To quote my favourite review of this movie so far "All that's missing is a senate debate and pod race" (Walter Chaw -FFC) John Carter is the latest in epic fantasy movies, this time Disney weighs in on the action and unfortunately fails miserably. The acting is so stiff and wooden, the story is mediocre at best, the special effects are nothing new or to be celebrated and the fact that it looks just like Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace I often wondered if George Lucas was behind this movie.
From 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
Reviewed by Alaisdair Dewar