'Big-budget movies are not always spectacular'. John carter proves this statement.
John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is an American War soldier who has superhuman powers -- Mars gravity, to name one. He was transported to mars, and gets indulged in the war of the natives. The story is good, and i respect the fact that it was written nearly 100 years ago by 'Edgar Rice Burroughs'. He did write something very original and brilliant. The makers of this movie should have made a film, which would succeed all the existing science fiction films till date.
Taylor Kitsch(as John carter) did fine job. Lively acting from him. Lynn Collins was excellent, stunning and did very naturally, did not look tensed. The other characters were really forgettable. Oh, Wait, one more cute character to add here. Woola, the Barsoom dog-type pet of John carter is very cute. At first, i thought it was somewhat ugly. But believe me, it is really cute.
Director Andrew Stanton, ventures to live action here after Wal-E and Finding Nemo. He creates a world which is sometimes very beautifull and sometimes, as i mentioned earlier, On the other hand, we see Brad Bird, who is also one of the best director of Animated films, who just recently directed Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Brad Bird directed the film with equal quantities of action, CGI and most importantly Pace.
The Movie had its moments. The few action scenes were done perfectly. John Carter fighting an army, fighting two giant white apes, these were my favorite from the film. Tharks looked really original and looked like real creatures which is one of the plus points of this film.
On the Whole, if you are a fan of Sci-fi Adventure films, then go for this film. You'll like this film. One time watch.
3.5/5, B+, Good