Alright, lets try this again. After Disney botched the trailer release of the one film that needs all the good buzz it can get, by releasing just 49 seconds of it early this morning on GMA, we now have the full thing thanks to IGN. Directed by Finding Nemo & Wall-E’s Andrew Stanton, John Carter (formerly of Mars) is the studio’s big sci-fi blockbuster bet this March.
I held some hope after the disappointing first trailer, and the latest one is definitely an improvement, but still not what I hoped for coming from such a great storyteller (also visually speaking) as Stanton. There is some cool action beats at the end, but every line seems cliche and some of the designs look a bit cheap, along with the sets. Check it out below and let us know what you think below.
Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ work, the action adventure stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church and Willem Dafoe.
From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
John Carter hits theaters March 9th, 2012.