Sunday, February 17, 2013

I watched John Carter...

...and I didn't think it was that bad. Certainly not as bad as it's been made out to be.
I haven't read A Princess of Mars in ages, so I can't attest to how faithful the film was to the source material. But hey, isn't it possible that some folks, having seen it, might have been drawn to read the original tales? If so, I'd consider the film a success.
And you could do worse than Lynn Collins as Dejah Thoris.
All of this had made me eager once again for Warriors of the Red Planet!


  1. You might want to chek out a book called John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood. It was a free ebook on amazon. It's basically about how Disney sabotaged it's own film.

  2. I'm busy reading the book at the moment before I watch the movie. I don't expect much faithfulness, but if it's half as wonderfully pulpy and entertaining as the book, then I'll be satisfied.

  3. It kind of mixes the first couple of books together, but I thought that it managed to be faithful to the feel of the books, even when it strayed from the text.