(I’m not going to post a flood of positive reviews — just one for now. There are both types out there — positive and negative, just like for the theatrical. But all the fans of the movie are having a nice day of it, so let’s not rain on that just yet. Contrarians please hold your fire, just for today. Thanks.)
From Movies.com by Peter Hall
How’s the movie?
Chalk it up to bad marketing, bad timing, or just plain bad luck– whatever the case, John Carter got a raw deal in theaters. It’s not a grand slam, but it is a grand scale, highly ambitious fantasy overflowing with inspired design and special effects work. Taylor Kitsch is a bit dry as a Confederate soldier who finds himself in the middle of a civil war on Mars, but thankfully he’s surrounded on all sides by supporting players that really give it their all, particularly Lynn Collins.
If you missed this in theaters, please don’t miss it on Blu-ray or DVD. It’s much better than the box office and general miasma of negativity in the press implies. Plus, it’s an exceptional HD experience.