I rewatching “John Carter”, Disney’s 2012 movie based on Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom novels. I don’t understand why the movie didn’t do very well - I thought it was terrific. But word has it that Disney’s CEO got fired because if it’s failure.
I thought it was a fun action movie. The art design was beautiful; the special effects were very well done; and I thought the cast was great including Willem Defoe as Tars Tarkas, Ciarán Hinds as Tardos Mors, and especially Lynn Collins as Dejah Thoris, Princess of Mars. If you watch Collin in “John Carter” just imagine her as Wonder Woman - she would be terrific.
But I also have to say I thought Taylor Kitsch as the title character was terrific as well. He grew from the reluctant soldier to the hero. And I loved the sequences where he learned to fly. It was like watching a Superman movie set in an exotic planet.
If you’ve never seen it I highly recommend checking it out. 5 out of 5 on the Frank-o-Meter