Saturday, March 10, 2012

Review Of : John Carter

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Just watched "JOHN CARTER" a few days ago. :)  

Directed By Andrew Stanton

Starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong

Synopsis: John Carter was miraculously transplanted to Mars, the Civil War vet then discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.

Interesting movie even though expected more action sequences.

When I first watched the trailer (if you haven't watch it yet, watch it below of this post) of this film, it reminded me of "Prince of Persia", "Avatar", and a little of "Star Wars". 

After watching the film, it didn't disappoint me, it really is a combination of ideas from the above film. But, it wasn't copying, I would say. I mean movies with these kind of genre can't run away of Star Wars' space landscapes & concept, Avatar's Navi' (noting to the Tharks; the 12-foot tall green barbarians) and the dressing & scenes familiar to Cowboys & Aliens and Prince of Persia. A a little of Adjustment Bureau. (watch it to find out,hint: The Therns). 

Directed by Andrew Stanton; (famous for directing numerous PIXAR animated films like 
WALL-E, Finding Nemo, etc.), this was really a great. If I'm not mistaken, this was his first live-action film. So, its really worth it. (: 

The idea & story of the film is kind of simple. But there is a twist of the story at the end. 
Acting was good. Character was given fair screen time. Quite good. There is a few "laughable" moments in the film too. 
Visual Effects was really good. (especially the Martian landscapes & scenery and the designs of the ships)   

I think it would be good in IMAX 3D. ;)

A highly recommended to watch this film. Must watch on silver screen. :D 

My Rating?

Plot : 4/5
Storyline : 3.75/5
Effects** : 5/5
OVERALL : 8.25/10.



travis c. said...

I've read that the visuals were really good. nice review. :)

JamesKYTan said...

Yes, it has element of Avatar where the hero is transplanted into Mars. His body is still on earth. The earlier scene which John Carter sent a telegram to his nephew informing him(nephew)to come back where a lawyer read the will of John Carter. He was dead?

Alif said...

It was good. The visual & graphics too.

Iriene said...

Overall is nice, wish to watch it on 3D :) I expect more of it ...

Small Kucing said...

very tempting

JΞMS£Ɲ said...

@travis c. Yeap. Thanks! :)

@JamesKYTan, Wouldn't that act as a spoiler? Haha :P

@Alif, yeah, I think this movie was focused more on the visual fx

@Iriene, Yeah. I really want to wtach in 3D. :)

@Small Kucing, Indeed it is. :P

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)