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From left: "John Carter" director Andrew Stanton, Japanese singer Sachiko Kobayashi, actors Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins pose during a news conference in Tokyo on Monday. Based on a story by Edgar Rice Burroughs, "John Carter" -- which opens in Japan on April 13 -- tells the story of a Civil War veteran transplanted to Mars. Stanton, who won best animated film Oscars for “Finding Nemo” in 2004 and “Wall-E” in 2009, and wrote for all three “Toy Story” movies as well as “Monsters, Inc," said he had a burning passion to see the story told on the big screen. However, "Carter" bombed at the U.S. box office. Meanwhile, Japanese fans of Kitsch will get a double dose of the star who appears in "Battleship," which also opens on April 13.

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Save your money. It's not worth seeing in the theater. Maybe worth a couple hundred yen for a DVD rental, that's about it.

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A US Civil War veteran who was transplanted to MARS?? How about transplanting the directors of this crappy movie to MARS??

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I couldn't even make it to the end of the trailer for "John Carter" on YouTube. Not even half way.

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A truly bad film, not even worth finding the torrent for. Disney sure does churm out some garbage.

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the kimono pattern is quite interesting...............

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Japanese singer Sachiko Kobayashi

Why? Just...why?

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Who is the tall guy on the left? Carter?

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cactusJack: "I couldn't even make it to the end of the trailer"

It was a struggle, but I made it all the end of the trailer.

Isn't it freezing cold on Mars, and not much oxygen?

And that Martian looks like a sick giant Predator.

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Not only do I not waste money on NORMAL movies by going to the cinema here, I'm going to ask for money for avoiding this.

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Based on a story by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Please rephrase that to loosely based, as the writer of the screenplay veritably spat in the face of people who loved the original novels. My advice; watch the movie, if only for shits and laughs, or gawking at the rather impressive visual effects. Then read the novels and see how fantasy/sci-fi is properly done...even better than Drizzt!

Isn't it freezing cold on Mars, and not much oxygen? Of course it is; but this story was written in a time when most people knew next to nothing about Mars, and could leave it all up to imagination...and what a wonderful imagination Edgar Rice Burroughs had! Once you shake off the boring scientific facts of the boring real world, you'll be amazed of the amazing artistic liberties the author took in populating the surface of Mars with green warriors, great white six-legged apes and fair red-skinned maidens. A great read!

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The worst movie of the decade !

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it seems that some people haven't heard about this movie losing $200 million. Honestly, It must be tough for the Director and the cast to smile in front of everyone who have read the news.

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Good double bill with Battlefield Earth . . .

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the movie has already made it's money back. it was actually quite good once you got past the slow beginning. I don't think anybody posting here has actually seen it.

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John Carter was not that bad. Disney just marketed it wrong by taking off the "of Mars" part of the title for one thing. Check it out and give it a chance. No it is not perfect but there are a load of other horrible movies out there like Twilight and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for example.

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I don't think anybody posting here has actually seen it.

Yeah, its amazing, isn't it, how quickly people can turn on a movie based on bad press. Yes, it may be a turkey but, if you want an opinion, see the bloody thing first.

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the movie has already made it's money back.

No, it has only made its production costs back, it still has to make distribution, negative cutting, promotional costs etc. back. Usually a movie has to make twice its production cost to make a profit...but it will probably do that in overseas and DVD / Blu-ray sales and rentals.

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"Good double bill with Battlefield Earth"

How about a double bill with Starship Troopers?

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Nothing wrong with a little fantasy every now and then.

Wouldn't mind living on Mars for a bit. It might help me forget about living in the radioactive hot spot of Kashiwa, working at a dead end job that I can't stand, stuck with a huge mortgage that I'll probably never pay off and being married to a Japanese woman who is a lunatic (on and off meds for anger issues) and who is no longer the bikini wearing nympho I married all those years ago.

It's either Mars or continuing my bitter rants against Japan and all things Japanese.

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The ERB Books are a stable of any Sci-fi fan as he like Jules Verne, H.G Wells, Arthur Canon Doyle(sic), etc defined the genre.

Rereading the John Carter Books right now as they are now in the public domain and can be downloaded for free from sites like Gutenberg, etc. At-least they got Woolla right in the movie, myself won't see it in the Cinema if at all.

Like with so many serials, they take the 1st book(usually the weakest in the series) and muck it up.

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