Alright, I know I’m late to the game with this review, but I just recently watched John Carter. I was pretty sure that I had started watching this Disney movie before, but couldn’t remember why I stopped watching it. Now I know.
Overall the story was good, the setting beautiful, the concept intriguing, and John Carter gorgeous. But, like most Disney movies lately, this one really fell short. I have an issue with movies that are over two hours and just don’t have the storyline to support it. I felt as though John Carter could have been a little shorter, a few scenes could have been cut, OR they could have changed the scenes to explain some of the story better. There was a lot going on, and I don’t think a lot of it was really well explained, but we did have a lot of fluff.
I’ve started judging shows and movies by my cell phone. If I’m paying more attention to my cell phone than I am the movie, It’s probably a dud. The only reason I didn’t spend MORE time on my phone during John Carter was 1) John was hot and 2) my battery was dying.