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JOHN CARTER Blu-ray Review

It’s impossible to mention JOHN CARTER without mentioning that it was one of the biggest Hollywood busts of all time. It’s a little unfair to simply dismiss it now that it’s on Blu-ray just because nobody saw it. There are a ton of elements of John Carter to like. Great cast, good action, smart and clever story. Even if the film weren’t all that enjoyable, this blu-ray is stunning in it’s beauty. The planet of Barsoom really shows how beautiful the landscape of Arizona can be. The audio on this disk is also going to be one of the ones that you pop into your home theater system to really test its boundaries. While not a great film, it’s a film that deserves some attention, and it’s a shame that not very many people saw it when they could have seen it projected on a big screen.

 Official Synopsis:
As a warrior lost on Earth, John Carter is magically transported to Mars, where the fate of the planet and its people ultimately rest in his hands. With surprising new powers, and epic battles, he rises to become the man he is meant to be and the hero he truly is.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Best Animated Film, WALL•E, 2008) “John Carter” is a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who’s inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It’s a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. Stunning special effects, great characters and villains — and complete with extraordinary bonus features — “John Carter” is a heroic and inspirational adventure that will thrill audiences beyond imagination. 

This ambitious and unforgettable screen adaptation of the classic novel “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, stars heartthrob Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, Lynn Collins (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “The Number 23”) as Dejah Thoris, Willem Dafoe (“The English Patient,” “Spider Man”) as Tars Tarkas, and Dominic West (“300,” “The Wire”) as Sab Than. The screenplay is written by Stanton, Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon.

Special Features:

2-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD)

Blu-ray bonus features:

  • Disney Second Screen – Explore John Carter’s journal with this innovative in- world experience and uncover a trove of fascinating  details that extend the mythology of the movie.
  • 360 Degrees of John Carter – Experience every aspect of the filmmaking process on one of the movie’s biggest production days.
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director, Andrew Stanton 
  • Barsoom Bloopers
Plus all DVD featuresDVD bonus features:

  • 100 Years In The Making – Follow the journey of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ story, from its origins as a pulp novel to its arrival onscreen.
  • Audio Commentary with Filmmakers 
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J.C. De Leon

J.C. De Leon

Hailing from Austin, Tx. J.C. is maybe the biggest fan of sports movies you'll ever see. He's got an affinity for great writing and two of his favorites are Aaron Sorkin and Shane Black. When he's not watching movies at home, he can be found watching movies at the Alamo Drafthouse. He occasionally tries to play video games, but he's not very good at them. Follow him on Twitter for witty tweets and pictures of his cats.