I've got to say I watched the trailer yesterday... and I wasn't impressed
For the first half of the first trailer, I thought it was prince of persia 2, They sure aren't going out of their way to promote it either. I think I've only seen two different trailers. I agree it looks dry.
I still can't wait.
It makes me happy pixar is doing it and it is their first live action film. I can only hope it doesn't suck. I am surprised there are no toys out yet. That show screams for toys. It has all the crazy creature pull of a star wars cantina, from 8 legged horses to detachable spider headed kaldanes and naked princesses.
John Carter probably holds the record for the film with the longest time in development hell (that is, studios try to put a film together and it collapses). Since 1931, many filmmakers--including "Looney Tunes" director Bob Clampett, famed stop motion animator Ray Harryhausen, Terminator producer Mario Kassar and Die Hard director John McTiernan, Desperado director Robert Rodriguez, and Iron Man director Jon Favreau--have taken a shot at developing a screen version of Edgar Rice Burroughs' character and his adventures on Mars. 81 years later, two-time Oscar winner Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall*E) makes his live-action debut with John Carter.
I'm really looking forward to it. And I thot I was the only one, since even MyMutant has been saying "meh" But I read the books when I was a kid and was enthralled, so the seed was planted.
I'm just glad it happened in my lifetime. I was 12 or so when I read them and have been a fan since. It could suck and I'd still see it. Like the one with pia zadora a few years back. Good grief that was a train wreck. But the tech just hasn't been here til now. When I heard pixar was using it to test live action, I became the happiest boy ever. I will be in line the day it comes out.
This movie has been maligned constantly by the media for some reason. Perhaps mostly because Disney has, unfortunately, fumbled the marketing a little bit. However, it will likely be the best film of the year, despite not taking in as much domestically as it deserves.
I was wondering who john carter was. It's a comic book thing. Thay makes sense as its my least knowledgable geek area
It's a series of novels written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The first came out 100 years ago in 1912. Burroughs provided the inspiration for countless other science fiction works that are now considered classics as well. The influence of Burroughs' work on film has been extraordinary as well. Star Wars and Avatar were directly inspired by the John Carter of Mars series, for example.
I believe there have been comic books along the way as well, but it's certainly not a comic book thing.