I really enjoyed the film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough’s legendary Virginian Sci-Fi hero, John Carter. To be fair there were some things I thought didn’t quite work but it by no means made me regret spending my hard earned money for a seat in the auditorium.
There is something that I am very upset with though…and that is the marketing of the film, it’s been talked about by almost every site on the web, and as can be seen below from the John Carter Files YouTube channel there are a great number of fans that refuse to be content with the media that has been offered for the film.
[Via] IMP Awards
Walt Disney Studios released this clip from their upcoming John Carter film, scheduled to hit the Silver Screen on March 9th. I really like what I’m seeing here and I think we are finally seeing a bit of that magic they brought over from the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs novels.
Be warned there are some small SPOILERS in this clip!
Even if for some reason the movie fails to deliver, but from what I’m seeing on early reviews this doesn’t appear to be the case, at the very least it causing reprints of the Burroughs novels. I saw three different reprint versions at my local Barnes and Noble yesterday!
With the upcoming Walt Disney film version of John Carter of Mars set to hit the Silver Screen on March 9th, many fans of the classic literature by Edgar Rice Burroughs have felt the trailers and TV spots that have been presented have not necessarily shown the majesty and importance of the character.
Well, the John Carter Files YouTube Channel decided to help with this fan trailer using the footage already presented in other media. As they say on the posting of the video they are fans of the book and just want to help Disney get as many people as interested in the movie as they can. I like this idea. I LOVE their trailer.
There is a new poster out that I’ve yet to see in theaters around my neck of the woods, thanks to IMP Awards for sharing it.
I’ll always tell you the honest truth and that is I’m not 100% sold on this film adaptation of the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs series of novels, John Carter of Mars. I would hazard a guess and say that I am however about 85% sold after seeing the epic scope of the trailer…I just don’t know if I agree with the music from Arcade Fire they’ve used for it.
Thanks to Walt Disney Studios UK for uploading the trailer!
John Carter stars Taylor Kitsch, Mark Strong, Willem Dafoe, James Purefoy, and Lynn Collins. It was directed by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E) based on his own screenplay with help by Michael Chabon (Wonder Boys, Spider-Man 2), the film will hit the Silver Screen on March 9th, 2011.