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  • Failed promise

    Mehul Suri (50 DM Points)

    Rated 
    1.5
    Desimartini | Updated - March 09, 2012 14:14 PM IST
    3.5DM (675 ratings)

    Verdict - John Carter fails to engage and entertain. Lackluster direction bogged down by a long and tedious script and some amateurish acting from the leading man make this a boring watch

    John CarterWatch trailerRelease date : March 09, 2012



    When the first trailers of John Carter hit, I was secretly excited. I must admit that I enjoy such cheesy commercial Hollywood studio stuff where big bucks are spent on mindless action and frivolous visual gimmickry. Unfortunately John Carter fails to deliver the promise of being the next big 3-D blockbuster.

    The story follows swashbuckling military man John Carter in 19th century America, who by some spidery space portal gets transported to Mars and develops super human powers due to the gravitational change. Once on Mars, he fights and then ultimately befriends the native aliens who are in a civil war with the red humans. John falls in love with the red human Princess Deja, who in turn must be saved from the evil king of another state. Confused? Well so was I throughout this lengthy space saga.

    The screenplay leaps and jumps much like John Carter himself. The plot takes ages to establish itself and then rushes through the crucial points of catharsis and epiphany. The characters themselves seem confused and lost in space.

    Taylor Kitsch as John Carter looks too much like a high school jock to deliver the charm and rustic appeal of a western outlaw, a character Harrison Ford made his own in the Indiana Jones series.

    The 3-D work is all done in post and besides a couple of scenes, John Carter really is the poor man's Avataar. Director Andrew Stanton, who has given us such memorable films as Finding Nemo and Wall-E seems to have lost the Midas touch. John Cater does not engage or entertain as one has come to expect from a director of Stanton's calibre.

    All in all, this one is really an effort down the drain ; and thats because of it's own doing. 2 stars

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