'John Carter,' aka the Edgar Rice Burroughs 'A Princess of Mars' adaptation

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Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 18 February 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

And the knives really start coming out:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/21/john-carter-disney-s-quarter-billion-dollar-movie-fiasco.html

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 pages of industry insider gossip about kerfuffle among the money men? Will hold out for the reviews. Still, $400 million is a heckuvalot.

watercooler challenge (ledge), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Martian taint is true.

one for the out of context thread

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey, they said "Titanic" would flop! They said "Avatar" would flop! Don't ever count out Cameron!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, wait, this isn't Cameron?!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

In that case, consider it a tax write-off, Disney.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

since it's an old book they should cut it into four parts and run it on masterpiece theater

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

HE DIDNT GET OUT OF THE COCKADOODIE CAR

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

finally watched the trailer for this:
-disney seems to only have one look for their heroes-Carter looks just like Prince of Persia
-looks like it'll be a whole movie of that gladiator arena scene from Attack of the clones.
-doesn't look fun

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

mars needs momus

I GUESS THAT CINNABON GETTIN EATEN (Edward III), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

also how come the sky isn't all red and martiany looking

where are the communiony-looking aliens

i mean

Janet Snakehole (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, at least it's rated properly

I see all these R-rated movies like immortals and the conan reboot and wonder how much money is left on the table, they would be catnip for 12/13 yo boys

if the clash of the titans reboot did good money, can't see why this wouldn't, unless it's absolutely interminable, trailer looks cool

I GUESS THAT CINNABON GETTIN EATEN (Edward III), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

plus my 10 yo is raring to see it so

I GUESS THAT CINNABON GETTIN EATEN (Edward III), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stanton: 'You just gotta trust us.'

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kitsch admitted that it took him some time to understand the terminology of Barsoom — which is what Martians call their home world.

“I had a white chalkboard in my house in Austin, and I was like, ‘OK, Helium .. .Zodanga … Dejah … Woola,’” Kitsch said at a low-key party after the screening. “It’s insane. It took me three-plus times to really embrace and understand what was going on. But if I don’t buy into it, neither do you.”

I can imagine Kitsch wandering around repeating those words to himself for hours on end.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Still disappointed they didn't decide to be like the books and have everyone naked all the time

Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

What in the shit

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 06:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

does his nose have its own separate face?

anatomically illustrated treatise (reddening), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 06:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jabba is that you?

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 07:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Woola! I love Woola. Best pet companion ever.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyone see the fan trailer for this?

http://geekout.blogs.cnn.com/2012/02/27/fans-create-their-own-trailer-for-john-carter/?hpt=hp_bn8

(it's linked in the article). Makes the film look about 100x more interesting. Studio may have really boffed it with the dumb trailers they've been running.

akm, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Latest ep of the Nerdist podcast has Willem Dafoe promoting this. Worth a listen, just for its pure Dafoe-ness, even if it's frustratingly short.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, that fan trailer is a heroic effort.

Brad C., Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw it this morning. Liked it. Dug the odder aspects of the premise, but I can't imagine audiences reponding with too much enthusiasm.

Simon H., Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

That dog monster looks like a walking ass.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

You look like a walking ass.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 1 March 2012 06:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Sorry; hard to resist.)

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 1 March 2012 06:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

fan trailer is excellent and makes me weep for Hollywood marketing machine in 2012

FPocalypto! (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 1 March 2012 08:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't imagine the director, given his pedigree, would release anything sub-par, bar studio meddling, but it sounds like the studio gave him free reign. Except when it comes to promotion, I guess.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 March 2012 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Saw it yesterday, not familiar with the books but I really, really enjoyed it, up until about 2/3 way through where it starts to drag a little/feel overly familiar (and I really wish I hadn't seen the one trailer I did). The sets are lovely. I spent most of the time drinking in the feel of Flash Gordon, Star Wars, even Neverending Story and wondering how they decided on the tone they did (classic, good amount of cheese, nothing too modern-feeling) and wondering how the kids would take to it.
The two leads are ok. Talyor Kiscth took down those ape things hardcore.

Hope it does well, feel like the promotion has been shit but I don't watch TV so maybe that's where it all is.

kinder, Saturday, 3 March 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

tim riggins is in this movie

horseshoe, Saturday, 3 March 2012 22:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

the trailer on tv seems terrible, but every time i see it i think, hmm there is tim riggins, maybe i should see this?

horseshoe, Saturday, 3 March 2012 22:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have the same problem

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 4 March 2012 00:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bummed that dafoe is more just a voiceover than dafoe with four arms.

WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 4 March 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

caption to beat

http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/john-carter/6091

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 03:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

The trailer running on TV for this here is a MESS, I have no idea whatsoever what is going on, its just a series of badly cut together load of cgi smash bash crash jumping around in the desert.

Having seen that fan trailer now Im like OH, there is a WHOLE PLOT that looks actually p interesting and now I kind of want to see this.

Medical Dance Crab With Lesson (Trayce), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 03:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck u jaime N. christley for slant magazine. you are the one who, in a nutshell, is a flimsy paper plate laden precariously with human feces.

meticulously showcased in a stunning fart presentation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 03:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was an incredibly hacky review, not that im looking forward to this or anything. funny caption though

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 12:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

WOW A FAT JOKE THAT'S TOTES HILARS!!!!

Is Jeff Wells moonlighting as a caption writer for Slant?

the Hilary Clinton of Ghostface Killahs (Phil D.), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 13:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Caption is great.

Eric H., Wednesday, 7 March 2012 13:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, comparing any sci-fi fish-out-of-water/outsider-goes-native story to Avatar in 2012 = hack hackity hack hack hack. Couldn't he at least have gone with "Dances With Martians" or something?

the Hilary Clinton of Ghostface Killahs (Phil D.), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 13:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didnt think it was a fat joke!

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 13:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

More of a homely overactor joke.

Eric H., Wednesday, 7 March 2012 13:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

not authorised to see this status

Number None, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 13:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, I guess he protects his tweets, but it was kind of a wan joke on Bryan Cranston's cameo.

Eric H., Wednesday, 7 March 2012 13:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

sounds like a pip

these pretzels are makeing me horney (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 13:42 (2 years ago) Permalink


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