Originally Posted by sdurani
It was the other way 'round for me: when Stanton was announced as the director, I assumed it would be an animated pic from Pixar and was relieved that one of my favourite novels from my youth was in the hands of good storytellers. My relief turned to skepticism after seeing the promos. Will reserve judgement till I see the film.
Please do reserve judgement until seeing the movie. The Disney advertising of this movie is not done well...there are fan made trailers that are better IMO. I had not really paid attention or known about this movie prior to 2 weeks ago when I received an e-mail from DMR advertising the movie...and oh boy was that advertising horrible (and I have no experience with the source material whatsoever). The layout of the advertisment made it look like some hokey made for TV Sci-Fi channel movie aimed for teens... promptly deleted it! LOL
I will put it this way, John Carter is better than Avatar for me because of the following: 1) It's not centered around a somewhat preachy environmental theme 2) it has more emotional impact than Avatar 3) visuals just about as impressive. 4) excellent balance of drama/humor/adventure/and action
I do like Avatar, but John Carter just seems more cohesively put together and more enjoyable to watch. I just can't watch Avatar at any time, with John Carter you could probably watch at any time, no matter how you are feeling.
John Carter is very much centered around love and loss, and the struggle to let go of the past and believe in something strong enough to fight for it. Ignore basically all the reviews and basically just go see it - in 2D if you can. I've seen it twice so far; Saturday morning in XD 3D and Sunday night in Digital 2D. The 3D was well done, but it doesn't really add anything to the movie other than an inflated ticket price...LOL
I particularly like the feel this fan made trailer gives: