Interesting Anecdotal Evidence that John Carter is Gaining Cult Status

John Carter (The Disney Movie), Other Stuff

It’s been awhile since I’ve weighed into the universe of “Defending John Carter” … and so it was a real treat to come across this post and read the comments, because there’s a message there, and the message is — John Carter is truly gaining cult status. These commenters — they are not anyone I or the John Carter Facebook peeps know. These are random people commenting on a post which seeks to resume the “piling on” ….

First the post — original available here.

Did You Know That The Two Biggest Money Losing Movies In History Were Both Produced By Disney…

Even though the Walt Disney Company has been one of the most successful mass media corporations and a leader in the animation industry ever since it was established by the Disney brothers back in 1923, it has not always been as successful in all its ventures.
In fact, two of the biggest box office bombs in the history of the movie industry were Disney films.
One of them, “Mars Needs Moms”, is a 2011 animated space movie with a budget of $150 million, which actually managed to accumulate a worldwide net loss of 136 million US dollars.

And the comments?

Just copy/pasting here, no editing.  It’s a long list of comments, so I’ll sign off now.  But seriously — the longterm legacy of the film is not the disaster it was painted as in the beginning.  Please not I am not making a quality judgment or espousing a position on the film — I am only noting the reality of what is happening.



  • Happy second anniversary of the John Carter release! It’s been a hell of a ride and it’s not over yet. 🙂

  • I really didn’t know much about the movie till it came out on dvd . My family rented it and now we have seen it like 5 times . Will def. go to the movies to see it for the sequel . The movie was awesome loved it . Hope to see the sequel soon .

  • Awesome to see that people are still discovering the movie and are willing to talk about it online, we’re quickly approaching two years since it was released. That won’t necessarily translate into active campaining for a sequel, but I hope someone of influence at Disney will notice. Or that Andrew Stanton will present all this as an argument for more! 🙂

  • Interesting indeed, Stanton’s film may infact have a million fans. However, because of the critical media, a sequel will never happen. Everytime I watch JC I want more. It’s just like listening to Gary Moore play the blues. Oh Well.

  • Actually it’s interesting — the people only now discovering the movie are, for the most part, not all that aware of the negative hype and it jut shows how powerful that negativity was. It really affected people’s reaction. Oh well. ; – )

  • Very encouraging to read all of the positive comments. It’s refreshing to know that there are still people out there willing to stand up for what they like, making up their own mind about the movie instead of giving into the negative hype. I just re-watched John Carter a couple nights ago when it was playing on TV. I’m very grateful to ERB for creating such a wondrous world, if it wasn’t for him, this movie would not have been possible which has helped so many more people to discover Barsoom. I hope people continue to find John Carter and fall in love. Thank you for sharing this.

  • ” it kept true to the books and other source material it was based off of, Edgar Rice Burroughs is probably rolling around in his grave by peoples dastardly reviews on his best classic and putting it on the same level as Battlefield Earth!”

    OK what books are these people really reading? How did turning the Tharks into cheap comic relief, making the Therns into shape shifters with Sith powers and making John Carter a whiny selfish jerk make this movie “true to the books?” Or it just someone else convinced this was “true” based on Stanton’s bullcrap claims of being a fan? As for ERB rolling in his grave, yeah he probably did wondering how his creation ended up in the hands of a raging egotist who had no respect for his work and how his own company endorsed this debacle.

    Beyond that if this is a “cult classic” in the making I guess it would make a good double bill with either Plan 9 From Outer Space or Showgirls. Both are cult films if not necessarily good films.

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