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Watch: New 'John Carter' Trailer Bleeds Blue

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by Kevin Jagernauth
February 28, 2012 3:30 PM
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So, "Waterworld" folly of epic proportions or does everyone just want to see an expensive movie bomb? While "John Carter" is the biggest role of the dice so far in 2012 (at least until "Battleship" shows up), it has been benefitting from new buzz (mostly from the geek set) which the chorus ringing out that it's not horrible. Okay, not exactly the heartiest of endorsements but Disney will probably take what it can get at this point.

A new trailer has dropped for the film which still does a good job at not giving the barest hint of plot, avoiding any reference to the period portions of the film and being as generic as possible. For all the promotional push this movie has been receiving it still looks like a mashup of "Avatar," "Pocahontas," "Star Wars,""Braveheart" and "Gladiator" and no, that's not a good thing. But from what we can discern John Carter is in Mars to lead a rebellion against Mark Strong for reasons that are unclear. But it will end up to with two blobs of CGI creatures running at each other and fighting with hand combat weapons even though there are spaceships. Hopefully, that will be explained. As for that blue blood, we presume that's a way to prevent getting an R-rating.

But we'll soon see what all this amounts to when "John Carter" opens on March 9th. Watch below.

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11 Comments

  • iche | February 28, 2012 10:21 PMReply

    technically, dice "roll", not "role" -- unless it's role-playing.

  • Lavender | February 29, 2012 7:49 PM

    Does that mean Andrew Dice Clay isn't playing John Carter? Because I thought it was "...the biggest role of 'The Dice' (as in Andrew Dice Clay) so far in 2012..." Shucks.

  • Huffy | February 28, 2012 10:18 PMReply

    Why do writers continue to spread the "Waterworld was an epic flop" myth? It managed to break even thanks to foreign profits and when you count home video and TV it actually made money. It wasn't the smash hit that it should have been considering the costs and the bad press is probably what sunk Costner's career but putting it on the same level as Heaven's Gate is too much.

  • RapscallionMcDeallionagonal | February 28, 2012 4:45 PMReply

    Hasn't Stanton earned the benefit of the doubt?

  • T-Mob | February 28, 2012 4:12 PMReply

    Went to a Crew Screening. Save your money. It's not good.

  • Christopher Bell | February 29, 2012 12:39 PM

    Yeah but at least you two are friends now.

  • hg | February 28, 2012 6:19 PM

    buddy atleast seen about 20 other reviews that say otherwise

  • hg | February 28, 2012 6:19 PM

    buddy atleast seen about 20 other reviews that say otherwise

  • Christian | February 28, 2012 4:08 PMReply

    Early word says the film is pretty damn awesome. I guess Andrew Stanton has nailed the journey from animation to live-action just like Brad Bird.

  • Dave from Sacramento | February 28, 2012 3:45 PMReply

    A couple of years ago I'm assuming you said Avatar was a mash-up of "Pocahontas," "Star Wars,""Braveheart" and "Gladiator" and that it wasn't a good thing? Nobody cares if you tell the same basic story as long as you tell it well as Cameron proved with his not-so-subtle remake of Pocahontas. And, for the record, Avatar and Star Wars swiped hefty sections from Burroughs' John Carter, not the other way around.

  • bunty | February 28, 2012 3:38 PMReply

    Is dubstep the new 'Inception sound' in trailers?

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