Sunday, March 11, 2012
John Carter: Busby's Review
Well Disney always knows how to make epic movies, and in my opinion I think they have a real franchise in their grasp. John Carter is based off Edgar Rice Burroughs 11-volume Barsoom series of novels. It tells the story of a rouge Civil War solider who gets transported to Mars and pretty much becomes a Superman like hero to an alien race. That is pretty much the story in a nutshell with out getting to deep into it.
John Carter is played by Taylor Kitsch who you might remember him for his role as Tim Riggins on the TV show Friday Night Lights (which is one of the greatest television shows of all time by the way), and in my opinion they picked the right man to play the role. Along with John Carter, dude is gonna be in the new Battleship movie later on this summer. I think it's safe to say that his paycheck is going to look rather bigger by the end of the year.
The special effects were top notch, but what else can you expect from a Disney film? It was almost Lucas inspired light weight, but they did a damn good job at it. My only ripe I have with the movie is that it DID drag on for a little too long, and it did have some cliche corny lines here and there, but it didn't really hurt the movie that much in my opinion. The ending of the movie really did set up for a sequel, and HOPEFULLY this movie makes a lot of money for Disney to consider it. Especially with all the time and effort they put into this flick, and how they promoted the SHIT out of it. However, Disney DID have a failed franchise with the Nania series, however I kinda feel they didn't really give that series a proper chance.
The critics have been mixed on their reviews for this movie, they actually wrote it off for the past few months. However, some critics have been out of touch of late on the next big thing. But hey that is just my opinion, John Carter has the potential to be the next big franchise for the Micky Mouse corporation. Hopefully Disney doesn't write this off as failure. Honestly, Disney can't afford to rely on Pixar to save their asses every damn year. In my opinion John Carter can be the next big franchise **fingers crossed**
Busby's Review: 4/5