AlWhy?'s Rating of John Carter

Al's Review of John Carter

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
John Carter

John Carter(2012)

I sometimes wonder if reviewers have ever read a novel in their life. I see a lot of bad reviews for this movie and while it is not a great movie, I thought it was good. It followed the original storyline pretty well, actually left out and/or changed some of the original parts that were either totally unexplained or corny to make them better. Had action, character change, great special effects, a bit of humor, and seemed to have good period connection, the Earth of the past was decent. Mars seemed like the Mars of the stories. The Walking city was new and didn't seem necessary but did not detract from the story for me. The interference of the Thurns doesn't really fit with the original story but did make some things more believable than from the original story. I liked it, didn't feel cheated even paying the extra for 3D, and will see it again, probably will buy a copy to add to my movie library when it comes out.