Martian epic John Carter fails to impress U.S. moviegoers

Disney’s John Carter had a disappointing $30 million opening weekend at the U.S. box office, but overseas moviegoers were more accepting of the American sci-fi template whose adventures, penned 100 years ago by Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs, have influenced such franchises as Star Wars and Avatar.

International receipts reportedly push the film’s receipts so far above $100 million.

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  • It’s a really bad movie. An insult to Burroughs and anyone who has read and enjoyed the Mars series. The plot smashes elements of all the Mars books together like the writers only had Cliff’s notes to work from. The low budget Traci Lords version is better. The fearsome greenmen are saber toothed cockroaches, and one scene looked lifted from 1980s Flash Gordon. If you let Hollywood continue to get away with trashing our culture, we won’t have any left.

  • It’s a really bad movie. An insult to Burroughs and anyone who has read and enjoyed the Mars series. The plot smashes elements of all the Mars books together like the writers only had Cliff’s notes to work from. The low budget Traci Lords version is better. The fearsome greenmen are saber toothed cockroaches, and one scene looked lifted from 1980s Flash Gordon. If you let Hollywood continue to get away with trashing our culture, we won’t have any left.

  • apparently everyone is retarded. John Carter is amazing!!! if you know me then you know how picky i am, there’s not one thing that has upset me. it’s been a great ride thus far!!! it actually evoked some feeling from me at one point. epic. i new nothing about it at all and was amazed. now i want to know more.

  • apparently everyone is retarded. John Carter is amazing!!! if you know me then you know how picky i am, there’s not one thing that has upset me. it’s been a great ride thus far!!! it actually evoked some feeling from me at one point. epic. i new nothing about it at all and was amazed. now i want to know more.

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