Monday, April 1, 2013

Come Monday...John Carter

“Come Monday…” is a weekly series that will involve a review of, or commentary about,  websites, movies, documentaries, television shows, sports, music, and whatever else may tickle my fancy at the time.  Be assured that these reviews will be generally positive, as in accordance to the Jimmy Buffett song “Come Monday.”  This is subject to change, however.  In fact, I would be most derelict in my duties to neglect going on a rant every once in a while.  For rants promote change, and change can be good—right?  Therefore, since good is generally considered as being a positive force in 99.3% of the parallel universes that I am aware of, even a rant could be considered as being something positive, and a genuine hissy-fit would be even better (so I’m told).

Although most of the messages we receive from Mediacom on our cable box are summarily dismissed after curiosity gets the best of me and I just have to see what the message is about, there are the occasional ones that pique my interest.  Well, the one about three days of free access to HBO over the weekend certainly applied, and while perusing through their list of movies, I spotted [John Carter].

Yeah, that John Carter, and I have wondered why it proved to be such a huge [box office bomb].  After watching it, I am still wondering.  For I did not find it to be a bad movie at all.  Now, it is not one that I look forward to seeing again—let alone again and again, but…

No, I really don’t get it.  For it had everything that a science fiction and fantasy fan should love—from ties to realistic events here on earth to mind-boggling stuff that was literally out of this world.  Granted, it required a great stretch of the imagination, but is this not true of all science fiction and fantasy films/shows?

It even had a domesticated tadpole acting like a dog!  Okay, I am not sure if it really was a very large tadpole that evidently could not swim, but it sure looked like one to me.

Oh, and that tadpole was really, really fast, which helped with him keeping up with John Carter.  For on Mars, Carter could jump hundreds of feet with a single bound because of the gravity on Mars not quite being the same as here on Earth.

The one really disappointing thing about the movie to me was that [Dominic West] played the bad guy.  For this is the third movie I have seen him in since [The Wire], and he has played a bad guy each time.  Of course, he was kinda, sorta a bad good guy in The Wire, but there has not been very many clearly apparent redeeming qualities about Sab Than in John Carter, Jigsaw in [The Punisher: War Zone] and Theron in [300].

Anyway, if you have a couple of hours to kill, you might find John Carter worth a look-see.  How was that for a ringing endorsement?

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  1. Not much in to sci-fi but I bet one of the girls I work with would like this.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Ann!!! Ah, but could you get into very large tadpoles?


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