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John Carter Movie Opening Tomorrow Nationwide
IMBD ^ | March 2012 | IMBD.com

Posted on 03/08/2012 9:09:54 AM PST by trailhkr1

Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War Confederate Captain discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: aprincessofmars; barsoom; disney; edgarriceburroughs; johncarter; johncarterofmars; mars
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Movie is supposed to be the blockbuster of the year. Looks like a cross between Stargate and Avatar.

Trailer of the movie looks good.

1 posted on 03/08/2012 9:09:57 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1
John Carter of Mars

Back in the early 70’s the books of Conan and John Carter of Mars was on every youths bookshelf by the bed.

I must have had them all.

I'll be going - if not just for the memories.

2 posted on 03/08/2012 9:16:39 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: PeteB570

Me too! My Dad read all of those Burroughs books, then gave them to me. Nothing like Burroughs and Howard! Going to check this out tomorrow, for sure. I saw an interview of the director and he sounded like a real ERB fan, and it looks like it will be faithful to the saga.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 9:20:21 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: PeteB570

Powder..patch..ball FIRE!

I remember reading the book when I was 11. Had a crush on the princess then and hoped all turned out well after the book ended.

Will be going to see shortly.


4 posted on 03/08/2012 9:21:22 AM PST by BallandPowder
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To: trailhkr1
Is the princess 12 feet tall?

“I need a woman ‘bout twice my height,
statuesque, raven dress,
a goddess of the night...”

—from “I Need a Miracle” as performed by the Grateful Dead.
Words & Music by Robert Davis & Victor Imbres

5 posted on 03/08/2012 9:22:15 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: trailhkr1

I read a couple article where this is described as the next Waterworld.


6 posted on 03/08/2012 9:23:24 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: PeteB570

The CGI work in the trailer is incredible. Stuff that was done only 4-5 years ago, considered state of the art back then is now old school.


7 posted on 03/08/2012 9:23:38 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1
If it's getting released in March, and trailers are running every other commercial on every TV station....

I'm dubious. Sounds like another "Watchmen" to me. Lots of promise, low delivery.

8 posted on 03/08/2012 9:24:31 AM PST by wbill
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To: trailhkr1

My kids have read/are reading the books. They’re getting to go see the movie this weekend.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 9:26:52 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: WayneS
I believe the line is “raven tressed” - as in her hair was black.

And it is the green Martians (the Tharks and the Warhoons) who have four arms and are 12 feet tall.

Dejah Thoris, the titular Princess of “A Princess of Mars” (the original title), was a normal human size (although she was a Martian and laid eggs).

10 posted on 03/08/2012 9:27:22 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: wbill
If it's getting released in March, and trailers are running every other commercial on every TV station.... I'm dubious. Sounds like another "Watchmen" to me. Lots of promise, low delivery.

I saw preliminary trailers on it last Summer and I think production problems led to a delayed release.

11 posted on 03/08/2012 9:29:09 AM PST by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

Every review I have seen has been positive. The comments I have gotten were that this movie encompasses about 3 of the books - glosses over some portions, while expands on others. But, overall a fun and entertaining adventure for the entire family.

My wife and I are looking forward to this. Good, family friendly movies are few and far between. Spare us the preaching on the environment, slavery, capitalism and white oppression - bring on some great entertainment, some humor and excitement.


12 posted on 03/08/2012 9:29:33 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: trailhkr1

So, what part of the movie accuses him of racism and of owning slaves, and therefore is unfit to assimilate into Martian society?


13 posted on 03/08/2012 9:29:49 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: trailhkr1

I will definitely be seeing this one over the weekend. I’m a big fan of the books. I’ve read all the books which actually feature John Carter, but have not covered all the Mars series books as yet.

I think the whole series is public domain these days, so if you have a kindle (or comparable access) you can download them for free.


14 posted on 03/08/2012 9:31:37 AM PST by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: allmendream

“raven tressed”... You are, no doubt, correct.

As far as the princess goes, I suppose I could put up with her being an egg-laying martina and NOT being 12 feet tall, since she is not green and four-armed. After all, one should be willing to compromise, shouldn’t one?


15 posted on 03/08/2012 9:31:49 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: allmendream
"...(although she was a Martian and laid eggs).


16 posted on 03/08/2012 9:33:39 AM PST by BlueLancer (KOMEN PINK: The color of the water in the basin after Pilate finished washing his hands)
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To: PeteB570

> Back in the early 70’s the books of Conan and John Carter of Mars was on every youths bookshelf by the bed.
I read “A Princess of Mars” in the 50s from an autographed copy passed down to me by my father. I wish I still had the book. The Barsoom series of Edgar Rice Burroughs was and still is my all time favorite sci-fi fiction. I hope Disney hasn’t beat the story up to much.


17 posted on 03/08/2012 9:33:59 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: drbuzzard

> I think the whole series is public domain these days, so if you have a kindle (or comparable access) you can download them for free.

I wish. The novels of Burroughs were public domain until about 2000 when they changed the copyright laws to 70 years beyond the auther’s death (it used to be 50 years). Burroughs died March 19, 1950, so we’ve got another 8 years before the copyright police let go.


18 posted on 03/08/2012 9:40:49 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: drbuzzard
I think the whole series is public domain these days, so if you have a kindle (or comparable access) you can download them for free.

The first five are out of copyright in the US. Project Gutenberg search for Edgar Rice Burroughs.

19 posted on 03/08/2012 9:42:38 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: trailhkr1

bttt


20 posted on 03/08/2012 9:43:52 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: BuffaloJack
I hope Disney hasn’t beat the story up to much.

I think you'll have a hard time figuring out where the singing teacup fits in the Burroughs' original manuscript. < / just kidding, I hope>

21 posted on 03/08/2012 9:44:37 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Hodar
Actually the book “A Princess of Mars” is decidedly anti-Communist.

The Tharks owned everything communally, and individual love or mating was punishable by death. Every mating had to be state sanctioned, and the resulting children were randomly assigned, not raised by their parents. The State was all, there was no family. One owned nothing, one was assigned assets by the State.

Dejah Thoris had a few words to say about this (and I hope her impassioned speech made the movie, but I doubt it)....

Why, oh why will you not learn to live in amity with your fellows, must you ever go on down the ages to your final extinction but little above the plane of the dumb brutes that serve you! A people without written language, without art, without homes, without love; the victim of eons of the horrible community idea. Owning everything in common, even to your women and children, has resulted in your owning nothing in common. You hate each other as you hate all else except yourselves. Come back to the ways of our common ancestors, come back to the light of kindliness and fellowship. The way is open to you, you will find the hands of the red men stretched out to aid you. Together we may do still more to regenerate our dying planet.”

22 posted on 03/08/2012 9:46:54 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: trailhkr1

Adapting Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom books is better than the usual comic book adaptations, I guess. I’ve always wondered why Hollywood hadn’t tried to create a franchise out of John Carter as they did with Burroughs’ Tarzan.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 10:00:46 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: BuffaloJack

story has been PC’d somewhat... Dejah is not the feminine drop dead beauty of the novels but a muscular he-woman, not really sexy at all... John Carter isn’t very bright in this version, taking a backseat (as is Hollywood’s way) to a more intelligent and stronger woman (dejah)...

see the actress remark on her portrayal here:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/lynn-collins-john-carter-premiere


24 posted on 03/08/2012 10:01:19 AM PST by Barney59 ("It's not that liberals are stupid, it's just that they know so much that isn't true." - RR)
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To: trailhkr1
Looks good, and could only be made with today's technology. But I was a big fan as a kid and read all the John Carter books.

BTW, saw "Act of Valor" last night. Mixed: great to see the baddies die with no qualifiers. I thought the Seals were actually pretty good actors. Photography was exceptional---loved the scene with the rescue boats and their gatling guns. But overall, the plot line/story was quite weak, and should have had the whole audience bawling like babies at the end. Ultimately, it's always about story, story, story.

25 posted on 03/08/2012 10:06:53 AM PST by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: PeteB570

Never heard of them, and I was a youth in the 70’s.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 10:14:53 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: trailhkr1
I hope it is better than the travesty of Heilein that "Starship Troopers" turned out to be!

I read all of the John Carter books. The post war attempts by Heilein were a disappointment, but the first were great!

27 posted on 03/08/2012 10:16:14 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Since there is no way Mars qualifies for global warming, I’d guess it’s on the threat of technology or “climate change”.


28 posted on 03/08/2012 10:22:19 AM PST by tbw2
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To: trailhkr1

This movie is made by Disney, which bring us “Good Christian Bitches”.

I’m not optimistic about this movie. I expect an emasculated, PC John Carter.


29 posted on 03/08/2012 10:34:22 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: allmendream; WayneS

Misunderstood lyrics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvl8AW9aOOA&feature=youtube_gdata_player


30 posted on 03/08/2012 10:52:11 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Barney59
story has been PC’d somewhat... Dejah is not the feminine drop dead beauty of the novels but a muscular he-woman, not really sexy at all.

OMG how horrible

Actually as portrayed, her appearance matches the description in the book except for one (admittedly significant) detail.









The lips aren't "ruby" (what were you thinking of?)

31 posted on 03/08/2012 10:57:16 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Paparazzi mob senior citizen mistaking her for Lindsay Lohan (True Story))
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To: Oztrich Boy

She has a bell button.....Does that mean she didn’t hatch out of an egg?


32 posted on 03/08/2012 11:19:37 AM PST by G-Bear (Always leave your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.)
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To: Oztrich Boy

She has a belly button.....Does that mean she didn’t hatch out of an egg?


33 posted on 03/08/2012 11:20:20 AM PST by G-Bear (Always leave your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.)
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To: luckystarmom

I’m betting it’s a gender thing. You probably only heard of the author’s other famous character, Tarzan, via television and movies. The books are fantastic, but they are the swashbuckling stuff of male adolescent fantasy.

The Tarzan of the books is markedly different than the Tarzan in movies and television btw.


34 posted on 03/08/2012 11:24:31 AM PST by Melas (u)
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To: Barney59

Ummm, have you actually seen Lynn Collins? The 5’3”, 120lb actress is anything but a muscular he-woman. You have no earthly idea what you’re talking about.


35 posted on 03/08/2012 11:27:53 AM PST by Melas (u)
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To: G-Bear
The martians laid eggs that had photosynthetic shells. The eggs would sit for five years in a ‘green house’ incubator while they absorbed sunlight and grew. The nutrients from the photosynthetic shell and yolk sack had to enter the growing Dejah Thoris somehow - and the bellybutton would serve admirably. Quite a cute little bellybutton. ;)
36 posted on 03/08/2012 11:31:01 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: trailhkr1
The NY Post's Lou Luminek absolutely killed it, giving it one star.

Interminably long, dull and incomprehensible, “John Carter’’ evokes pretty much every sci-fi classic from the past 50 years without having any real personality of its own.

Absolutely awful! At $300 million, Disney’s ‘John Carter’ is trash for cash

37 posted on 03/08/2012 11:32:12 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
I’m not optimistic about this movie. I expect an emasculated, PC John Carter.

He is kicking a** in the trailer and fighting a giant orc monster, does not look too emasculated.

38 posted on 03/08/2012 12:24:34 PM PST by trailhkr1
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He is kicking a** in the trailer and fighting a giant orc monster,

Of course they didn't show the part where he and orc decide to stop fighting, and wind up hugging each other.

39 posted on 03/08/2012 12:26:43 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Barney59
Dejah is not the feminine drop dead beauty of the novels but a muscular he-woman, not really sexy at all... John Carter isn’t very bright in this version, taking a backseat (as is Hollywood’s way) to a more intelligent and stronger woman (dejah)...

Well, she is supposed to be a warrior princess. She looks pretty hot in the pics I have seen. Better than those hokey 40- and 60's sci fi clicks where the women only wore frilly dresses and all they did was scream. I like strong women.

I saw the interview you linked and no where did it say John Carter is not very bright and takes a backseat to Dejah.

40 posted on 03/08/2012 12:29:13 PM PST by trailhkr1
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To: dead
Anyone who thinks Edgar Rice Burroughs stole ANYTHING from George Lucas and/or James Cameron is too stupid for words.

I hope the movie is good.

Don't have high hopes after hearing they worked Matai Shang - the villain from the 3rd book - into the first.

No wonder people found the story confusing if they took the rather simple story of “A Princess of Mars” and tried to make it something else.

Telling that the ACTUAL story of “The Gods of Mars” (the 2nd book, where Matai Shang first appears), written almost a hundred years ago, is still WAY TOO AHEAD OF ITS TIME!!!!

The actual theme of “The Gods of Mars” would apparently offend way too many people.

41 posted on 03/08/2012 12:31:29 PM PST by allmendream
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To: PeteB570

My Grandmother got me reading all of the Edgar Rice Burroughs books in the last 60s and early 70s. I’ll definitely be going to see this one on the big screen.


42 posted on 03/08/2012 12:33:28 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

/last/late/


43 posted on 03/08/2012 12:34:24 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: dead; trailhkr1

There are only two kinds of critics - those you agree with, and those you don’t.

I’ll take a wait and see attitude.


44 posted on 03/08/2012 12:39:53 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: trailhkr1

I hope it is good, I loved those books when I was young.


45 posted on 03/08/2012 12:51:14 PM PST by sometime lurker
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To: Dick Vomer; allmendream

Yeah, but I have no excuse.

I have a couple of books which together contain the lyrics for just about every song the Grateful Dead ever played, even the ones they only ever played once or twice. There are also several web sites deadicated to nothing but GD lyrics. Plus, I just heard Furthur play the song on a CD in my vehicle a couple of days ago.

I could have looked it up, but I relied solely on my increasingly defective brain...


46 posted on 03/08/2012 12:57:03 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: FreedomPoster

Is that the same as “those who are right, and those who are wrong”?

; - )


47 posted on 03/08/2012 12:58:22 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: dead

Anything that gets trashed in the press is a must see for me.

Somehow I missed all the Oscar pictures even with all the movies I went to last year.


48 posted on 03/08/2012 1:22:06 PM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Redleg Duke

Ah, Dummy Me! I mean ERB, not Heilein!


49 posted on 03/09/2012 7:37:29 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: dead

That sounds like something a New York film critic from 2012 would say about anything with an ounce of fun.


50 posted on 03/10/2012 9:54:58 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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