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Disney's John Carter (DVD) available for preorder on Amazon

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Ronald Epstein, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Ronald Epstein

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    That movie just came out a couple of weeks ago.
    This movie must have REALLY flopped at the box office, or this is a harbinger of what's to come for B- and lower level theatrical releases.
     
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    Disney said they would likely take a $200 million loss on the picture. This had disaster written on it in so many ways although I don't know if they were expecting this.
     
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    Fighting giant CGI beasts isn't enough anymore if the film itself isn't compelling.
     
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    You could tell right from the start, when the film's marketers decided that "Mars" should be left out of the title.
    As, indeed, any reference to Edgar Rice Burroughs, although that's understandable because many won't have heard of him, whilst those that have would come out disappointed
    It would be kind of like calling that awful Cruise thing "H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds"
     
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    It's a really good film. Give it a chance on video if you avoided it in theaters.
     
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    I didn't see it but the majority of what I read is that it's a pretty decent movie. However, its bad box office gross (and the reasons for it) is nearly all anyone talks about when discussing the movie. It's unfortunate when something as utterly meaningless to moviegoers as grosses dominates the conversation about a movie.
     
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    Most of what I have read about the film is very positive. Disney should put the blame for the box office where it belongs: with the marketing team. John Carter doesn't have the name recognition of Tarzan. They gave the film a title that is both bland and says nothing about the content of the movie.
     

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