REVIEW: John Carter

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

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3 Responses

  1. Otaku-sempai says:

    “Stanton, Chabon, and Mark Andrews retained Burroughs’ conceit that Carter (Taylor Kitsch) left behind journals of his extraterrestrial exploits although they tweaked it so that Burroughs and Carter were related.”

    Actually, that conceit was created by Burroughs himself, in the introductory material for the various Barsoom novels. The filmmakers didn’t need to invent that aspect.

  2. Calin says:

    Thanks for this excellent review! Our family really enjoyed seeing this great adventure movie on the big screen in 3D — and now we are looking forward to seeing it on BluRay. Also, we appreciated your mentioning Lynn Collins’s strong performance and the excellent scenery and effects. We look forward to the extras you described so well.

  3. Jarrod says:

    Thanks Bob — I still can’t understand the bile directed at this movie. I’d read some John Carter but my wife had zero foreknowledge — yet we both thoroughly enjoyed the film. Nobody ever claimed it was the best movie ever made, but it’s a solid couple of hours’ entertainment.