Originally Posted by Ron Temple not a deep story...
Nope it's pulp fiction. Burroughs wrote this over 100 years ago, heavily influenced by 19th century fantasists, but his audience were nickle magazine buyers looking for cheap thrills. As he got more successful, he published his stories as novels...none of them deep.
It's shallow "pulp" science fiction.
ripping off SW
From a MOVIE POV (I can't speak about the novel), this film re-purposes some stuff from SW....and yes, I realize GL probably was "inspired" by ERB's novel.
For better or worse GL got it up on the screen first and this movie reminds me of a lot of the SW flicks.As in
too much like Tatooine, especially TPM.
The speeders from ROTJ.
The arena scene from AOTC.
The flying barges with the deck guns are similar to Jabba's.
The hero was not very virtuous...
As written JC is very 2 dimensional. Most of his stories in all his series feature the hero chasing after the love interest who's in peril from the dastardly bad guys. Stanton humanized JC, making him a man who had lost everything. I thought it worked very well. Dejah was also fleshed out and much more interesting. If Stanton had stayed with the ERB formula, the film would have been a disaster.
JC spent too much of the movie concerned with gold to be a hero one can really root for.
hard to believe the princess would fall for the self centered guy...
All chicks fall for the dude with great abs, plays hard to get and has a mysterious, painful past. I thought you knew this.
, all females I have ever met are more attracted to $$$ than anything else.
Hey, you've got to suspend disbelief for most movies. In this case, you've got an established mythology. You buy in or don't. It's not supposed to make sense except within the rules of the story...not real life. They couldn't make this movie 40, 50, 60 years ago. They tried.
Like I said earlier, John Carter from Mars is not something the majority of today's film-goers are familar with....the kids have never heard of it.
And the big audience that would have been drawn to it (decades ago) are dead or too old to care.