Based on 286 votes and 89 reviews
This movie definitelly doesn´t deserve the bad reviews from the critics. As for the Star Wars or Avatar influence, it´s in fact the other way because John Carter is based on books about 100 years old! These books were before Star Wars and it´s very likely that Lucas took some inspiration from them. Cameron even said in some interview he wanted to create a story somewhat similar to adventures of John Carter. Why this movie didn´t succeed is beyond my understanding because it´s much better than Star Wars prequels.
Funny sci-fi fairytale with cool aliens and alien creatures. Somewhat reminds me of Star Wars world.
This was one incredible movie, and the lead actor was perfect!
not nearly as bad as the critics suggest - good special effects, but a rather weak plot. Also, the lead actor was horrible...a moe likeable actor could have saved this movie.
this movie was very good amazing well done good job i say for the people who didnt like the movie you cant even tell a good movie when you see one the movie was not boring it reminds me of avatar
visually striking but the story is cliche ridden and way past stupid
given the bad reviews i initially read, i waited til this came to dvd. i wish i had not waited, as i was very pleasantly surprised by this movie. great fun and i want to see it again, maybe see it in a theatre somewhere next time. perhaps they should have used a different title, as many people may not have made the connection to edgar rice burroughs, tarzan, early american science fiction etc.
disney has done this plot to death for seventy years! lame and predictable. it's okay if you're under twelve years old, but if you're a true science fiction fan you will not get your fix from this one!
really enjoyed the movie and even bought the dvd
boring movie. easily forgettable. don't recommend this movie.
loved the movie
actually really liked the movie
enjoyed the movie wished there would be more to come
unusual fantasy movie.
such a good movie!
fun movie, good graphics/effects.
funny parts, but story was kinda boring.. just ok, but not great.
not normally a sci-fi fan but i found this movie very enjoyable.
amazing graphics! interesting storyling, overall i really enjoyed it.
great visual effects. the love story thing doesn't work, but still worth watching.
phenomenal effects/graphics and finally a sci-fi story line that i got interested in :) great plot and interesting ending!
best movie of the year
great movie, great special effects and now my son wants to read the books
amazing effects and interesting storyline. really enjoyed it!
i enjoyed it, the cgi was really good - the martians were fabulous, the action was a bit overboard at times - but i expected nothing less, a fun action movie.
i loved this movie, action adventure, it kept me thinking throughout!
this one was good. better than i thought.
liked the books and now the movie. are they going to do the rest of the story?
good movie i enjoyed it.
i thought this was a pretty good action adventure movie though it did drag a bit at the end.
plot was pretty good, and of course the action was great as well.
excellent movie, totally enjoyed every minute of it and would go see it a 2nd. time. don't miss this one on the big screen you'll be sorry if you do.
i felt like a kid again. such a great movie. go see it.
this is a wistleblower movie revealing mars!!!wakeup people!!!
was amazing to finally see this book come to the screen. an excellent adaptation of a book from my childhood, long before star wars.
you are either very entertained or very disappointed. lots of action interesting story. a little rushed through with some holes. very star wars like but don't compare it to the frist three.
i really liked this movie it had all that i like to see...good guy verses bad, romance, fighting, it was very entertaining! thank-you for bringing it to me! love always joannie :):):)
total big screen fun! everyone needs a little sci-fi action adventure in their lives.
the year's best comedy.
better than star wars? are you kidding, more like suck wars. john carter sucks.
wow wow wow!! this movie was fun!! taylor kitsch did an amazing job!! can't wait for battleship and i can't wait till they make part 2! my wife who hates sci fi watched this with me and a couple of other friends and loved it!! we watched it in avx 3d and it blew our minds. the only problem with this film unfortuanly do to disney buying all the right to comics is that this movie came from a graphic novel with blood sex and violence but unless your a hard core fan i must admit it was done true to the source of story line and you will appreciate it regardless. plz go watch it bring the kids and have a ride of your life wow!!
the only movie in a long time that i've wanted to watch again as soon as it was over, and the only movie in the last ten years that i'll see more than once in the theatre. fantastic!