Apr 25, 2012
JOHN CARTER (2012)
To be honest, I really didn’t anticipate thiz movie until about three months ago, the trailer came out and had shown a whole new world of upcoming adventure. “Conan the Barbarian” (1982) meets ”Avatar” (2009) with “Star Wars” (1977-2005) background. Wow! And apparently thiz movie has filled the great expectations. His name is Virginia… Err, I mean John Carter! John Carter (Taylor Kitsch ) is a most wanted soldier in Civil War era who has found himself being transported to planet Mars in which he suddenly emerges in the midst of battle between the two warring clans and later falls in love with Princess of Helium, Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). It’s exactly 100 years after the novel was first published, “John Carter of Mars” has finally brought up to the silver screen. The novel was written by Edgar Rice Burroughs who is best known for his original creation of the jungle hero Tarzan. For the first half hour, the movie tells how John Carter settles his conflicts on earth. But after that, it's about how he finds himself waking up in Barsoom (or better known as Mars), where he can jump so high and exciting adventure is awaiting ahead. The two hours duration has gone pretty quick when you are glued since the first scene. The storyline flows confidently without any obstacles. I think it’s more because of thiz movie is directed by Andrew Stanton who has a bunch of experience as a screenwriter. Andrew Stanton is also known as one of the fathers of animation studio Pixar. In fact, thiz movie is his first live-action directing after “Finding Nemo” (2003) and “WALL-E” (2008). I don’t know what is really going on here, but recently some of those Pixar’s Directors have been come out to do the live action movies. Just like last year, Stanton’s colleague Brad Bird had directed Tom Cruise’s "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" (2011). There’s kind of excitement by watching thiz adventure in which we don’t know where the story will lead us. Taylor Kitsch is a perfect choice for John Carter. He has some kind of aura and charisma to represent thiz hero figure. Thiz movie definitely will be a crucial stepping stone for Kitsch. Lynn Collins as Dejah Thoris can do both, she can be elegant like a lady and next she can be tough like a warrior. The 12-foot-tall creatures are voiced by many famous Actors such as Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church and Mark Strong. I heard that thiz saga has 13 books in total. Thiz means there is a possibility thiz adventure will be extended again. In that case, I can be sure that I’ll be there when JC saves the mars again!
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