I was able to go to a screening for John Carter in order to write this John Carter review. All opinions are my own.
If you have plans to see the John Carter movie this weekend, you will NOT be disappointed! I had the opportunity to go see a pre-release screening (in 3-D) and I can honestly say that it is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I laughed (a lot), cried (a little), cheered, got excited and overall just had a great time. I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t say too much. Just know that it is one movie you have to see and if you can swing it, see it in 3-D.
I loved the 3-D for this movie because it wasn’t “jump out of the screen” effects that made it amazing, the WHOLE movie was in 3-D like you were standing there in the world with him. Very dimensional. I loved this movie and can’t wait to see it again. lol. It is not your average “alien” movie. In fact, I didn’t even know anything about it at all, going into the movie. It kept me on the edge the whole time.
I didn’t take my kids to it. I do not feel like it is not age-appropriate for them. The younger ones wouldn’t understand everything going on and it’s important to be able to understand. My 7-year-old would understand it all and probably like it for the most part, but there is quite a bit of fighting violence and the princess is dressed “sparingly” in a couple of scenes. While I am sure she would handle it fine, I think I am going to wait a while longer to show her. I do love that it has a strong female character (a heroine) and a solid male character (the hero). This gives your children something to connect to and look up to. Everyone will love Woola, (the alien dog).
The acting was amazing, and the screenplay and special effects were amazing. John Carter is just a great great movie! Two thumbs up! Have you seen it? What is your John Carter review?
From Academy Award®–winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.