Movie Preview: John CarterLittle did I knew that Disney’s newest 3d epic action adventure, John Carter was based from an Edgar Rice Burrough’s classic, “A Princess of Mars.” Upon hearing the title, my initial reaction was that it was pretty ordinary, or to put it bluntly “Lame”. However, upon reading up on some PR materials from the movie, I’ve come to know that John Carter was a character that set the paradigm for all the heroic forms of pop culture.
The movie is about how a war-weary former military captain named John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) was marooned on the planet Mars inexplicably. Soon he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict amongst the inhabitants of the planet including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). During this plight, he rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of everyone else rests in his hands.
Sounds melo-dramatic right but I’m keeping an open-mind about this epic movie. I want to see why Andrew Stanton, the director and writer for the movie has been very inspired to bring the book to life on the big screen. The Barsoom series of books seems pretty interesting too. I might just check that out as well. John Carter will soon open in Philippine cinemas this coming March, let’s see if we’ll be left in awe.