Saturday, October 06, 2012

31 Weird Tales: John Carter



Hollywood and critics inexplicably went out for blood with this very fun, suitably pulpy take on Burroughs' A Princess of Mars. Granted the first act is wobbly, Taylor Kitsch as Carter is good but not great, but the movie as a whole is a treat and clearly was director Andrew Stanton's dream project. Well no matter, Lynn Collins makes a wonderful Dejah Thoris and the Martian cities are splendid Art Nouveau inspired creations. Give it a shot for something off model spaceships and metal corridors sci-fi.

1 comment:

Mike Timonin said...

We were surprisingly happy with John Carter, well worth the cost of rental. We rented the most recent Robert Downey Jr Sherlock, which was sadly disappointing.