This weekend was a bad one for anybody hoping to see more pulpy space opera on screens: “John Carter” got pretty thoroughly thumped at the box office, grossing $30 million and coming in second to “Hollywood Gives Dr. Seuss The Bad Touch Part III”. To review, it has to make $700 million worldwide to be deemed a success by the Mouse House. Yeah, that’s…unlikely.
The reviews were about as lukewarm as we’ve come to expect, really. Tolkien adaptations can win Oscars and the critical establishment will still not get what makes movies like this enjoyable.
So, what about you? See it this weekend? If so, what’d you think?
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