Please go see John Carter on opening day (March 9). Or at least opening weekend.
Not this John Carter:
(not that there's anything wrong with him :-)
Check it out:
Doesn't it look GOOD?
I haven't seen it. I can't promise you that it will be awesome, but here's the thing: I believe it most likely IS (people I trust have said so), and more importantly, for various reasons (some of them selfish):
I WANT MORE BIG-BUDGET SCI FI &
FANTASY MOVIES TO BE MADE!
FANTASY MOVIES TO BE MADE!
Don't you? I am STILL bitter that no one went to see Serenity, which was incredibly good, and as a result we didn't get a sequel. What's up, world?? Meanwhile, Star Wars and Transformers make bank. And not to cast aspersions on those franchises -- good for them -- but come on, let's have some new stuff too.
And no, technically John Carter isn't NEW. It's based on 100-year-old books by the creator of Tarzan, but it's fresh in to film. For all intents and purposes, it is original. You might not think it is your thing. Pretty people + space ships + Mars + fighting. But what if there is also awesome design and storytelling? Again, I can't promise from personal experience, but it seems to have everything going for it, starting with a terrific director (Andrew Stanton, WALL-E and Finding Nemo), an awesome cast (Taylor Kitsch, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Lynn Collins, and more):
... super-cool-looking production design and creatures, and a kick-ass premise:
John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), a once Confederate soldier, is a man with nothing to lose. He dreams of finding in the Arizona territory so he can spend the rest of his days as a rich man. But in the midst of a struggle with some Apache Indians, Carter finds himself transported to new world known as Barsoom, or as he knows it as, Mars. Because of the gravity differences, Carter is now stronger, faster, and can jump higher than anyone else on the planet, which makes him a target as an ally for some, such as Prince Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins) and Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe), or an enemy for others. But Carter soon realizes there is more happening on Barsoom than some may realize, and finds that he may the only who can save the planet and it’s people from complete destruction.
Come on, guys. See it, so film studios will continue to give us big, new movies. Like, say, Daughter of Smoke and Bone :-) *bats eyelashes*
There is some concern it won't open well, and you know these days movies depend utterly on their opening weekends, and I just want this one to succeed. (If it turns out to be good!) and I am very concerned after tweeting yesterday about having an opening day Twitter party and getting only *one* response. What's up with THAT??? Come on. Opening night John Carter party. Who's in? If it's not your thing, make it a whole night of not-your-thing. Wear a wig and eat dessert for dinner and go buy a book you would usually not pick up.
Why not? Life is short, and we need more sci-fi & fantasy!!
SEE JOHN CARTER.
SPREAD THE WORD.
TWEET ABOUT IT!
Twitter hashtags #johncarter #johncarterparty (use both).
I really hope to get some more responses this time!
No pressure of course :-)
P.S. Um, Tim Riggins anyone? I mean, come on :-)