Monday, March 12, 2012


If you're reading this you are probably a pulp fan. If you are a pulp fan you might have read at least a couple of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom books. If you have and you liked them, go see the movie. It's a well-done, thoughtful orchestration of elements of the first three books that help shape a serialized story into one solid movie.  If you have been on the fence because of some poor reviews, then all I can tell you is that I don't know what those people saw.

I've waited 35+ years to see this movie.  It has a LOT to live up to for me because 35 years is a long time to let expectations ferment. I think they did a good job and it didn't let me down.  I don't know what Disney's problem with their marketing department is, but they completely and absolutely failed to present this movie the way it should have been.  John Carter is not a one-off of Prince of Persia. It is not a rip off of Star Wars.  It is not one long brainless battle as the trailers would lead you to believe. Any of the heart that you find in the books, even more, really... is in the movie.

Get off of your computer and go see it right now for cryin' out loud!