John Carter trailer
The feature trailer for the John Carter film from Andrew Stanton has arrived and it looks suitably dramatic and cram packed with aliens, spaceships, huge battle sequences and CG. What's more it actually looks pretty good, even if I am having slight twinges of memories of other epic space films, I'm sure it's merely borrowing from the best.
The cast sure is strong and you can see and hear some of them in the trailer - Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Taylor Kitsch, Dominic West, Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, James Purefoy, Thomas Haden Church, Samantha Morton, and more.
For those of you who don't know the story of John Carter, aka John Carter of Mars written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, here's the blurb for the film:
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes John Carter-a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter ...(Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
Well? What did you think? It's impressive in its scale and the effects, but there's nothing new here that's making me more excited to see it than any other film in its genre. In fact I have so many thoughts of a Star Wars sequel while watching it, which I guess is expected considering the scale of the story. Did it grab your imagination? Did you take the the mammothly high leaping John Carter?