UPDATE: I knew it was too good to be true to believe that Disney had released this clip showing heart, romance, and action all together. Word has arrived that even though this looks official – being in 720p HD and coming with the tag at the end for the DVD-blu-ray release – it’s not. It was done by none other than our pal Danny Quesnel. By the way, has anyone seen any real official promotion for the DVD release other than the original press release and official DVD release trailer?
Anyway, there’s the article as originally written:
Disney has released a 720P HD clip of the John Carter Warhoon battle scene — a scene that fans of the movie swoon over, and which is absolutely hated by one of our more prolific commenters here. I’m sure we’ll here from both sides. My view? It’s a beautiful lyrical piece that works emotionally, visually, and within the story. Although something like this has been done by other directors — I’m not aware of anyone linking visuals (it’s not just the sword/shovel cuts, the visual parallelism is much more complete than that)……
Aside from whether you like it or not — the other aspect about this is interesting is that Disney releasing this is one of the few signs I’ve seen of the studio pushing any of the heart/romance aspects of the story. Falls into the category of “too little too late” …..