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- Brattle Film Notes for John Carter, by Reuben Baron
(2012) dir Andrew Stanton w/Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Dominic West, Mark Strong, Thomas Haden Church, Ciaran Hinds [132 min]
Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the sad case of JOHN CARTER: a film unfairly treated by a muddy marketing campaign, an unfortunate name-change (just call it JOHN CARTER OF MARS!), and branded as a flop before it was even released thus sealing its fate. The problem here is that JOHN CARTER is actually a good movie! Sure, this sci-fi adventure tale feels a little old-fashioned but that’s what’s great about it – it harkens back to classic matinee swashbucklers of old. Taylor Kitsch plays John Carter, a bitter Civil War veteran who finds himself thrust into the middle of yet another war when he suddenly and inexplicably is transmitted to Mars. We urge you to give this film another chance and hope that showing it at the Brattle will allow some folks who may have skipped it an opportunity to see it on the big screen.