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aeolusdallas
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And it looks fantastic. Some people are complaining that John Carter and the Martians are wearing clothes but really no movie studio especially Disney were going to go that route.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rf55GTEZ_E&feature=player_embedded

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I expected to hate it, but I really don't - it would be wonderful if this were good. There's such potential for interesting movies to be made of historical sci-fi that has largely been ignored.

So I'm glad that they haven't updated it. Slightly concerned that the aliens (what we see of them) look a bit ropey, but they still have time to work on that. And it's a shame they changed the title. 'John Carter' sounds more like a bio-pic than a full on science fiction picture.

And yes, pretty as the lead actor is, it would be rather unfair to make him be naked all the time. Cold too, I should imagine.

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I deliberately didn't click the trailer on apple.com because I thought it was a historical movie.
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Does this movie encompass the first three books? I would think that it would have to unless they are making it a weird trilogy.
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It's just the first book. They are planing a trilogy however.


EDIT Why do you say it would have to be the first three? The first book tells a singular story.

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I haven't read the books yet. Are they good? I loved the trailer! Can't wait to see it.
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As I recall (and it has been 30 years since I read them), the first two books end on cliffhangers.
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Well I don't want to spoil it (even though the book was written a hundred years ago) for people who don't know but the first book is a self contained story book ended by a framing device.
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Possible really vague spoilers
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The framing device cuts in at a really crucial part of the story. There are a lot of things hanging in the balance outside the "frame".

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quote:
Originally posted by Tammy:
I haven't read the books yet. Are they good? I loved the trailer! Can't wait to see it.

I loved them!

OT: I really want to see this, I think the trailer was extremely well made.

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Well, it looks good to me. I've been waiting for someone to make a movie of these books since I was a kid more than 40 years ago. My first reaction to the shot of John Carter waking up on Mars was, "the ochre sea bottoms!" Woohoo! Can't wait!
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quote:
Originally posted by Phillyn:
Well, it looks good to me. I've been waiting for someone to make a movie of these books since I was a kid more than 40 years ago. My first reaction to the shot of John Carter waking up on Barsoom was, "the ochre sea bottoms!" Woohoo! Can't wait!

Fixed that for you.
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[Smile] Thanks Lisa.
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I saw the teaser again on the big screen and those airships look really nice.
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