Disney is going all out to promote their huge budget, special effects laded trip to Mars in John Carter, and today the third and final trailer has been revealed. From the minute John Carter was announced, and wit the dropping of the “of Mars” from the title, it sounded as if Disney could be in trouble with this film.
The first, rather dull poster, the title which doesn’t exactly bring forth thoughts of Giant four armed apes and Mars creatures doing battles, and the early rumours that the film would not actually be very good anyway. The timing of the release here in the UK is also very poor as I firmly believe that had this film been released over the Easter half term, it would do wonderful business.
Saying all that though, John Carter has beaten the odds stacked against it, and more and more people are talking about it. Even better, those early rumours of the film being a bit rubbish have been squashed, because now people are commenting, saying that the film (which was thought unfilmable) is actually very very good! Could John Carter be the dark horse of this early part of 2012, could it defy all those early doubts and actually become successful. I am sure Disney hope so, and from what I have seen so far, I don’t see why it shouldn’t be. I think John Carter looks terrific, and in just over a week, I hope to see the film and come out with a great big smile on my face!
Taylor Kitsch stars as Carter alongside Mark Strong, Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Dominic West, Ciaran Hinds, James Purefoy, Thomas Haden Church and Lynn Collins. Disney will release Carter in UK cinemas 9th March 2012.
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Civil War vet John Carter is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, who is in desperate need of a savior.
By Matt Wavish