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Offline Faust23

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Just saw John Carter
« on: March 10, 2012, 07:54:35 AM »
Frakkin AWESOME!

I've been waiting 20 years for this, and it nailed it!  :-* :-* :-*

Andrew Stanton is a big fan, since childhood, and he did a remarkable job of capturing so much scope and bringing it all together in a well crafted, well acted, and beautifully illustrated epic.

Enjoy!
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Offline Slayer

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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 10:05:49 AM »
good to hear, going on Tuesday. Never read the books so no expectations
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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 10:15:11 AM »
Here's the review in yesterday's Guardian...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/mar/08/john-carter-review

Safe to say Guardian film critic, Peter Bradshaw, didn't like it  ;)

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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 10:56:18 AM »
nah, I reckon Peter Bradshaw is still sitting on the fence.....

"so stultifying, so oppressive and so mysteriously and interminably long that I felt as if someone had dragged me into the kitchen of my local Greggs (UK bakery), and was baking my head into the centre of a colossal cube of white bread"

 lol lol lol

Got his head up his own bum a bit hasn't he  :?

I never really listen to critics anymore. If I like the look of it I'll watch it.

Remember, Barry Norman slammed the original Star Wars  ;D

cheers

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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 11:13:12 AM »
True... All true  lol

Offline Andym

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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 12:06:32 PM »
Me and my goodlady won a competition from Orange last week to see an advance screening of this and came out feeling underwhelmed! It starts off great! Good ship battle which i thought was going to set the tone for the film (just what i was hoping for!) Great 3D! Brilliant idea for a story but felt it never delivered by the end. :(

The two leads in it are sooo boring! Good looking but boring! The best characters in the film are the computerised ones(the wee dog/alien is hilarious). I don't know, I may have expected too much of this film after seeing the trailer. 7.0 out of 10 and that's because the special effects and 3D are really good!

Offline Faust23

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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 05:11:09 PM »
Here's the review in yesterday's Guardian...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/mar/08/john-carter-review

Safe to say Guardian film critic, Peter Bradshaw, didn't like it  ;)

Yeah, well Cap, I think he's clueless.  My wife was skeptical going in.  Within the first 5 minutes she was hooked.  I loved it.

Go read Capone's review at Ain't it Cool News.  His is the most accurate review of the 8 or 9 that I've read.

Offline Dewbakuk

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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2012, 08:48:17 PM »
Been to see it today. I liked it, I saw the 2d version as the others don't like 3d films. It drags a little in the middle but I didn't mind that and enjoyed the film. The others however were less impressed...
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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2012, 01:50:32 AM »
I plan to go see it this week.
Been waiting years for soone to film it.
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Offline coggon

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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012, 02:56:02 AM »
An acquaintance who saw it last night gave the following review:

"Too much jumping"
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Offline aecurtis

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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2012, 03:51:10 AM »
Jumping was OK, although the speed was accelerated (but consider the moans otherwise, that the jumping was sooo sloooow!).

Saw it yesterday; loved it.  Wonderful CGI, breathtaking scenery.  Airships tip-top, Tharks done superbly.

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Offline Gary Mitchell

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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2012, 05:14:54 AM »
I endorse too. Good rendition.

Offline CPT Shanks

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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2012, 06:11:10 AM »
I'm going with Hells Yeah! I found it fascinating. For me this was better than Star Wars. Go see it.
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Offline YPU

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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2012, 11:26:49 AM »
Bad reviews had me planing to not go, but hearing you lot go on about it like this changed my mind, not sure if its even out here yet.
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Offline chantyam

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Re: Just saw John Carter
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2012, 11:37:27 AM »
May just wait on the DVD coming out
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