Yes, I have made some fun of the title, it being one of the most bland, non descriptive ones recently, but if you would decide to actually see it, is it any good?
As you probably already know this movie is based on science fiction books written by Edgar Rice Burroughs at the beginning of the last century. It is about a man from Virginia, John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who ends up on Mars and becomes entangled in a battle between various civilizations. He must find a way to get back home, but has to fight for his own survival and of others he starts to care about.
Although it is not summer yet, this does have most of the ingredients you expect from a summer blockbuster, for example big epic battles and lots of CGI. The thing it misses though is real starpower. Both leads, Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins, are relatively unknown. I was wondering if a movie needs stars in order for it to be successful, but don’t think it is needed.
John Carter offered action, some laughs, cool fights and a plot twist which I didn’t see coming. I had a great time watching it as it gave me exactly what I expected of it. If you have the chance to see it in 2D please do so as I didn’t think the 3D added anything.