The New John Carter Movie Worries Me

Edgar Rice Burroughs holds a special place in my heart after a misspent youth spent reading up on Barsoom and Pelucidar. Joy filled my soul when I heard a John Carter movie was

The John Carter Movie I Want!

under development…until I saw the trailer. I really, really want this move to be amazing, but dread fills me.

Please do not suck, John Carter, because if you do suck there will not be another pulp sci-fi/fantasy movie for years of any scale at all. And pulp films need scale.

Am I alone in my concerns?


This Is What I Fear We Will Get


Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.

5 thoughts on “The New John Carter Movie Worries Me

  • February 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I share your unease/dread/disappointment! I read the Barsoom series 40 years ago in high school and have been a keen fan ever since. Digital technology is at a point to believably portray all the wonder of Barsoom that Burroughs described, Tharks, thoats, White Apes, etc. But, digital technology does not a movie make, the core is a solid story! And based on the trailers I’ve seen I have that awful sinking feeling in my stomach!

    I still don’t understand why they didn’t name the film what it should have been, “A Princess of Mars!” “John Carter” ??!! What the…

    • February 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      Because there is a cheap direct-to-video movie already called that.

      • February 23, 2012 at 11:49 pm

        Antonio Sabato Jr. as John Carter? How did I miss this turkey. I am sure it is a direct-to-video classic!


  • March 9, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    It’s called John Carter because it’s Princess and Warlords mashed together.

  • March 13, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    It’s actually a really amazing movie…

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