John Carter Of Mars

News, Reviews & Features
  • Nine John Carters that are more interesting than Disney's John Carter

    Movie Feature | Ali | 6th March 2012

    Disney's rubbish John Carter will be coiled off into cinemas on Friday, but we found nine other John Carters from history who sound way more interesting than the shirtless crusader from Mars.

  • John Carter

    Movie Review | Ali | 2nd March 2012

    Already written off as potentially "the biggest write-off of all time", it's a shame to put the boot into a film that was always going to struggle during a crowded, franchise-heavy summer. Andrew Stanton is a director with two of the finest animated films ever made on his CV (WALL-E and Finding Nemo), and he has one of science-fiction's true originals on his side in Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess Of Mars. A production this large must have taken thousands of men and women years to create – writers, runners, artists, builders, designers, extras and animators alike. You feel for them all, because there is no escaping it - John Carter is a calamitous failure; a dirty bomb of laughable dialogue, boneheaded plotting, wooden acting and uninspired direction that will leave a smoking crater in Disney's Q1 box-office returns. If it is to flop, it's so woeful it deserves it.

  • The John Carter poster reprinted with other boring men's names

    Movie Feature | Ali | 30th November 2011

    There's a lovely new poster for Andrew Stanton's John Carter on the web. The only thing that ruins it is that deathly boring new title.

  • John Carter, no longer of Mars, at least has a teaser poster

    Movie News | Ali | 16th June 2011

    Typography: fuck yeah.