Andrew Stanton, who had directed the successful-in-all-ways-except-financial John Carter, is going back to the drawing board, literally. His next directorial project will be the sequel to one of his previous animated successes Finding Nemo, currently titled Finding Nemo 2. But is this a step forward or a step back for Stanton?
John Carter was a wonderful, completely underrated film with terrific characters and equally terrific special effects. Animator Patrick Giusiano, who had worked for a company called Double Negative Visual Effects http://www.dneg.com/ under Pixar’s supervision, had obviously put painstaking effort into making those special effects as real as possible.
Money is awesome because it buys you happiness, if happiness means paying your rent and your insurance bill. Hollywood loves money too. In fact, Hollywood loves money more Smeagol loves his Precious. Which is why the producers of John Carter are probably ecstatic to hear that their film, released one month ago, has finally earned its keep.
Actually, as a fan of both the Edgar Rice Burroughs book, A Princess of Mars, and of Andrew Stanton, who directed WALL-E, I wasn’t really that surprised that John Carter would turn out to be an entertaining adventure. (And my fellow Forbes bloggers agree, here and here.) But in some ways, the movie exceeded my expectations. John Carter deserves to be seen by more people than it has. So I’d like to convince you to see John Carter, particularly while it’s still in theaters.
Ten minutes of the upcoming Disney movie—presumably the first ten minutes—of John Carter has been released, and I’m happy to see that it’s remained somewhat true to its source material, A Princess of by Edgar Rice Burroughs. In fact, I think the humorous editing improves upon the original (although some fans might not care for […]
At last, things are looking up for John Carter. I spent yesterday bemoaning the lack of decent advertising for the upcoming film, a misstep that could cost Disney millions. But as of the release of the newest poster, I see I’ve been pleasantly mistaken.
Fact: I’m a fan of the 1917 novel, A Princess of Mars, the book that serves as the inspiration for the upcoming Disney movie, John Carter. I love Edgar Rice Burroughs’ prose and his world-building of Mars. But I’m less than happy with the negative press surrounding John Carter, especially because some of it has been deserved. And if the movie flops, Disney will have no one but itself to blame.