Originally Posted by tk13
I really liked John Carter a lot. I watched in the theater and again the other night on Starz. It's really disappointing that it didn't do better, especially since it was a bit of a risk. I think it kind of reached the point where people ripped on it because it was the cool thing to do. But it's an epic story, and it looked great. Plus the little dog creature Woola was fantastic. Seems like everyone I know who actually watched it enjoyed it.
I agree. I saw it on Starz and was expecting a cluster****. Instead, I saw a great movie with great casting, amazing special effects and a very richly detailed but somewhat confusing story line in a single viewing.
Also, with Disney, it was expected to be bloodless and family oriented, which is quite the tight rope considering the source material.
Add to the fact that Disney totally ****ed up the marketing and Stanton brought a home run with "Finding Nemo", it wouldn't be surprising if he was given the nod at some point.