[SFRA-L] John Carter
dnsmlsn at csulb.edu
Thu Mar 15 13:36:59 EDT 2012
It's pretty loud. Ear plugs may prove useful.
On 3/14/2012 12:07 PM, Christopher Hellstrom wrote:
> Of interest may be Greg Bear's positive review.
> I have not seen it but I enjoyed Bear's take on it, which seems to
> mirror your own.
> I may take my daughter but the noisy CGI reminds me of the worst of
> the Star Wars Prequels
> On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 2:39 PM, Dave Samuelson<dnsmlsn at csulb.edu> wrote:
>> My bad. I hijacked a previous message without revising the subject line.
>> Has everybody ignored the new Disney film, John Carter? My family and I saw
>> it Sunday (IMAX 3D) and had a great time. It's pure unadulterated hokum but
>> very well done. Comic-Con and critical buzz have condemned it, but if you
>> go with lowered expectations, you may find it enjoyable. I haven't been a
>> fan of Burroughs since I was 12, but I think the imagineers took only the
>> absurd framework and characters from ERB; it's a (very) old-fashioned
>> shoot-em-up Western, but a visual treat, if you don't take it seriously.
>> Dave Samuelson (putting at grave risk his reputation as a fairly severe
>> critic of sf writing and cinema).
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