Year of Release: 2012
Director: Andrew Stanton
Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Thomas Haden Church, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Daryl Sabara, Ciaran Hinds, Art Malik
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 6
The path of this film to the screen is marked by many attempts from different studios and filmmakers (most notably Robert Rodriguez), and after directing many of Pixar's big hits, namely "Finding Nemo" and "Wall-E", Andrew Stanton was the name selected to create the world of Edgar Rice Burroughs' hero on the screen. The film ends up having mixed results - in an attempt to create more than stereotypes and allow for character development, Stanton creates a film that has an irregular pacing. "John Carter" though with it's flaws in pacing and the somewhat predictability of the plot, still has lots of positive things to offer, namely it's fantastic visuals, ranging from the production design, costumes and the stunning special effects. Though flawed, it's a film with solid actors and a solid and entertaining core. Worth watching.