Critic Review - Quickflix

Perhaps the sequel - if we ever get there - will fill in the gaps and expand on John Carter's legend now all the expositional heavy-lifting has been done. But is that an acceptable excuse for an epic to be this underwhelming?

March 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Quickflix | Comments (40)
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German Krikorian

German Krikorian

GG

Mar 1 - 06:02 PM

Lvy w.

Lvy well

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Mar 1 - 08:06 PM

B P.

B P

Fabio is the greatest actor of our time!!!!!

Mar 2 - 12:07 PM

Floor Man

Floor Man

Okay, then. This gets the same rating as This Means War, does it?

Mar 1 - 06:58 PM

Jon Padgett

Jon Padgett

Wow -- this review was written by a kid?

Seriously, though... Over 90% of the reviews and reactions out there have been positive: from solidly good to phenomenally great.

This guy will stick out with a handful of other critics who decided a long time ago to dislike this film based on the horrendous Disney marketing.

Me? I'm stoked.

Mar 1 - 07:08 PM

Nicholas Kraak

Nicholas Kraak

Or you know, maybe he just didn't like it...

Mar 1 - 09:47 PM

Jon Padgett

Jon Padgett

Seriously, this guy is entitled to his opinion. But the couple of critical gripes are less persuasive than the otherwise overwhelming critical praise.

Mar 2 - 05:08 AM

Nicholas Kraak

Nicholas Kraak

I don't think I'd call 77% based on 13 reviews as "overwhelming critical praise" whatsoever...

Mar 3 - 04:26 AM

Jon Padgett

Jon Padgett

Only a fraction of the positive reviews have been posted by RT -- and so far they've posted ALL of the negative reviews to date.

We'll see how it all pans out. Around 80% fresh would be more than just fine.

I'd like this film to do well, despite the horrible marketing. It's my instinct to root for the underdog, I guess.

Mar 3 - 06:57 AM

Liam H.

Liam Ho

This is Disney we're talking about, they are in no way an 'underdog'. After all this time if they don't know how to properly market a movie than tough shit. This is all on them.

Mar 4 - 11:56 AM

Stefaan Bral

Stefaan Bral

really? *cough*51%*cough*

Mar 9 - 10:35 AM

Jon Padgett

Jon Padgett

Oh, this'll make those looking forward to JOHN CARTER feel better...

The critic-kid who gave JC this lackluster review (2.5 stars) also gave XMEN FIRST CLASS 2.5 stars, SUCKER PUNCH 3.5 stars, and HUMAN CENTIPEDE II 3 stars...

'nuff said.

Mar 1 - 07:50 PM

AJ Meadows

AJ Meadows

Yeah, that definitely tells me to disregard this review. First Class was fantastic.

Mar 1 - 09:26 PM

Peter B.

Peter Braverman

Do you work for the John Carter marketing team or something? If not, then calm down, you fucking nerd.

Mar 1 - 09:31 PM

Dexter R.

Dexter Rose

LOL

Mar 1 - 10:51 PM

Jon Padgett

Jon Padgett

Ok ok, Simon.

Keep your panties on. Jeez.

Mar 2 - 04:22 AM

Aashish Singhal

Aashish Singhal

Hey,you stole my comment.Haha.

Mar 4 - 06:11 AM

CherryPop

Cherry Pop

I know, right?

Mar 8 - 05:53 PM

Jon Padgett

Jon Padgett

And BTW, friendo: I'm sticking up for this film because the marketing has been do BAD, and because it looks like a legitimate gem.

Who knows. Maybe I'll hate it. But the critics who liked or loved it are a lot more persuasive than the couple who didn't.

And what's wrong with being a nerd, you pathetic bonehead?

Haven't you noticed? We rule the world.

Mar 2 - 04:33 AM

Pat F.

Pat Franklin

I'm honestly not trying to be a dick but I think you hit the nail on the head. The trailers I've seen for this movie mad it look like a POS film. I really don't have any intentions of seeing this film because of the trailers. Besides I just saw a commercial quoting "before there was Star Wars etc etc.. " The marketing does a terrible job at trying to convince me that I should see it. Why is this "John Carter" so special?

Mar 4 - 09:56 PM

Cole Jaeger

Cole Jaeger

You do understand that not everyone is going to like this movie right? You probably assume that every movie that you didn't like should have a zero, and that every movie that you do like should have a 100. As for his other reviews, it's his opinion. EVERY SINGLE CRITIC is going to like movies better than others that might seem ridiculous. Roger Ebert didn't like Kick-ass, and you could go and say: Oh, so he thinks this is just as bad as Just Go With It, huh? And he even liked death at a funeral more than this? What the hell? His review is not supposed to sum up all of the hype it's to give his own opinion. Clearly he liked Human Centipede 2 more, but that doesn't mean that it's necessarily a better movie. It just is in his opinion. Yes, he does like This Means War just as much. Maybe you won't, but he does. It doesn't even have to convince you. Stop posting stupid comments on this guys review. And clearly he didn't dislike the movie because of the marketing. He wouldn't say: "I liked the movie, but the marketing was horrendous. 2.5 for me."

Mar 4 - 10:23 AM

Cole Jaeger

Cole Jaeger

Every critic is going to dislike some movies that others like and like others that others don't like. Stop posting stupid comments on this guys review. In case you didn't notice, not everyone is going to give every movie that you like or support a fresh rating. You don't have to waste your time going back to spy on all of his other reviews to find a few ones that you disagree with just so that you can trash this critic. It's his opinion. Yes, he does like This Means War just as much as John Carter, and yes he does like Human Centipede more. But that's his opinion. What kind of critic would he be if he agreed with the tomato-meter all of the time? These kind of comments can be done by anyone. They can look at a critic, not like what he wrote, click on the critic and trash him for everytime he disagreed with the majority.

Mar 4 - 10:28 AM

Taylor Nelson

Taylor Nelson

Really good point, glad you qualified this review for me. I am really looking forward to this movie. The point of the books was not just the characters, it was the overall environment and story. John Carter is not the franchise, so we don't need to know everything about him, Barsoom is the franchise.

Mar 4 - 03:33 PM

Kyle Stone

Kyle Stone

When he gave X-men: First Class a bad review, he was the first one to break the 100%, then posted on Twitter: "Hey everyone, I brought X-men: First Class down to 96%! Come and troll on my review!" Don't give a moment's attention to those who defend the negative reviews on this website like w@velength or Stepping Razor. Those two haven't posted anything other than a few insults and jokes that not many understand. Gibbrish. Sorry, guys, but this guy reviews movies badly just to be fed by trolls. I'm going to see this movie, and I'm going to love it.

Mar 5 - 04:10 PM

Lvy w.

Lvy well

me and my girlfriend just made $4703 the prior month. She has a laptop that she is working on right at HOME. All she did was take a chance and apply the easy to follow info given on this link MakeCash28com

Mar 1 - 08:07 PM

Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis

Poor review.

Mar 1 - 08:25 PM

Cole Jaeger

Cole Jaeger

Yup. Bad review to anybody who doesn't give this movie a fresh, right?

Mar 4 - 10:30 AM

Phillip Cristina

Phillip Cristina

you call that a review wow

Mar 1 - 08:59 PM

CherryPop

Cherry Pop

Look people, Simon here agrees with the Tomatometer 80% of the time, yet some of you are judging him from two movies out of the hundreds he has reviewed, such as X-Men: First Class (rotten) to Sucker Punch (fresh). That doesn't justify him as an unreliable critic! Honestly, I enjoy some pretty bad movies, too (Grown Ups, The Pacifier). But that doesn't mean my opinion is invalid. That only can occur if you're the mega-douche Armond White or if your review is like, "Tis movie suks becuz ther no" whatever.

Mar 8 - 06:03 PM

Dexter R.

Dexter Rose

Random question, how do you select "want to see it" or "not interested"? Can't find it anywhere.

Mar 1 - 10:53 PM

Kelly Goodine

Kelly Goodine

It should be right beside your avatar just beneath the rating of the movie ( currently 80% thanks to this reviewers poor taste in movie. Seriously, sucker punch was horrible).

Mar 2 - 11:46 AM

Dexter R.

Dexter Rose

Weird, I see that on the main RT page but I can't see where to select "want to see it" or "not interested" for specific movies.

Mar 2 - 04:34 PM

Dictator Fred

Dictator Fred

You didn't like X-Men: First Class (an amazing movie) but you liked Sucker Punch (a dreadful movie), therefore your review is invalis. As a huge X-Men and John Carter of Mars fan, I only have one thing to say: screw you.

Mar 2 - 02:25 AM

Rishi Sanu

Rishi Sanu

booo you suck

Mar 2 - 03:56 PM

Jermain Jackson

Jermain Jackson

"Looks like every other Star Wars wannabe fantasy action movie out there... from the trailer looks like it suffers from an anorexic plot and brings nothing new to the table."

This was written by Letitia Lew so called super reviewer on RT. Everyone needs to let her know of her ignorance.

Mar 2 - 08:12 PM

James Murphy II

James Murphy II

I would love to let her know how idiotic that post is..seeing as how this story influenced Science Fiction as a whole

Mar 4 - 04:19 PM

Keegan Mitchell

Keegan Mitchell

So does your face but you don't here me complaining

Mar 3 - 11:27 AM

Stepping Razor

Stepping Razor

Probably because there were too many chefs in the kitchen.

Mar 4 - 01:20 AM

Kyle Stone

Kyle Stone

...What?

Mar 5 - 04:11 PM

Jon Padgett

Jon Padgett

Please ignore the "Razor" troll. He's clearly a blithering idiot in spite of sporting a really excellent avatar from one of the all-time great films.

Mar 5 - 08:16 PM

Kyle Stone

Kyle Stone

He probably feels insecure about his own image and so he uses a different photo of a person cooler than he is to make himself feel better.

Mar 5 - 08:59 PM

Ian Schopa

Ian Schopa

Spot-on review. There's some great stuff here, but way too much exposition.

Mar 6 - 01:40 AM

Ebony Leopard

Ebony Leopard

Sponge Bob Generations strikes again. The lack of an attention span in today's youth always screams through when you get comments about "expositional heaving-lifting". Mind as well have just said, I wanna see more explosions.

Mar 10 - 12:26 PM

corey m.

corey mills

Wow.. more & more critics seem to get more stupid & lacking in imagination each & everyday! Not to mention ignorant & lacking an attention span! And you didn't like X-Men First Class either?!? Enough said..

Mar 11 - 12:51 AM

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