John Carter, the movie - that is, took the time to present a few items pretty much as one might have seen them in the latter half of the 19th century. Carter's leaping ability on Mars being the most obvious. The stories, as originally written, used simple math to imagine what the gravity would be like to an Earthling on Mars. Of course, most people overlook that because most have never read the original story of John Carter of Mars. Visually stunning, this is a steam-punk dream come true. The scripting did what it could to trace the original story to make it understandable to the somewhat limited minds of the 21st century. My only comment that would come in negative is in the marketing of this great movie; it failed Rice Burroughs by altering the title for fear of mentioning that name of 'Mars' in the that title. 5 stars is an honest opinion from my standpoint. This flick is well worth watching for those who enjoy honest sci-fi in an age when that honesty is almost an anachronism... now having been replaced by fantasy. Enjoy :)
Clever back story and adaptation of Burroughs' classic but rather formal and dated epic scifi/fantasy romance, this movie overcomes its weaknesses in acting and corny dialogue very well by telling a rousing and intricate story and doing so with drama and stunning CGI visuals (which I can't stand usually). Itsextremely entertaining, if can get past the weaknesses (like ridiculous "romance between Carter amd Thoris, you|ll have a blast. Lots of fun..
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If you are a fan of fantasy/sci-fi you will LOVE this movie. I didn't go see it in theaters because of all the bad reviews it had, then I rented it on red-box. Boy was I mad that I didn't see it in theaters. This movie had an excellent story (based off of great series of books that were written in the 1920's), solid acting, great action/special effects and even some nice twists and turns. I think that maybe it came out too soon after Avatar, which is why people may have thought it was a silly copycat... funny thing is that it seems Avatar was a copycat of the books that this movie was based off of! I agree with other reviewers that this was an excellent movie with horrible marketing!