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  1. The script, acting, cast, special effects, editing, photography and music were amazing. It’s a little bit longer and the end kept me needing for more. However, I don’t frankly understand why it was such a box office bomb. I love it! I watched it since then a least 4 times.

  2. Brilliant movie. Seeing it on Disney hotstar, tracking word by word after seeing it on TV multiple times. Maybe it was costly budget and hence a failure but it is phenomenal.

  3. May be time to re-release! This is a clever well thought out story, not to complicated to follow, yet interesting enough to keep you watching! Special effects are great and the actors, although not your usual top rated, played their roles fantastically, beautiful love story with awesome action! This movie deserves a second chance! We watch it on dvd ALL of the TIME!!

  4. For me this is one of the best movies I’ve seen in my liy and I still watch it till today, they did a really good job, just unfortunate for them that it didn’t workout financially, it’s so painful there is no part 2

    • When I finally saw this movie a couple of years after it opened, I didn’t think it was as bad as it had been reported. The marketing was confusing as I remember, but as movies go, I’ve seen much much worse.

  5. Read the book as a teen, and watched the movie. I enjoyed both. Advertisement was poorly done. As the target audience clearly has no idea who Edgar Rice Burroughs was or when the stories were written. I agree that the ‘John Carter’ storys lines have been use by many movies. So when the real deal is made it lacks the power it should have.

  6. The original Edgar Rice Burroughs novel was called The Princess of Mars.
    Maybe the producers thought that was too sexist in 2012.
    But they could have called it something better than John Carter which sounds pretty banal. That definitely didn’t help.

  7. Best movie ever made watched it today 5th time don’t know why you saying flop i wish there was part 2 to show his life in Mars rolling as a king of Mars

  8. The original book written 10 decades earlier had been mercilessly plagiarized by countless directors and screenwriters over the years so that much of the material and characters of the story were already recognisable and familiar to sci-fi audiences. The creators of the Disney film had to detour quite a bit from the original draft to avoid inevitable comparisons. And Andrew Stanton wasn’t really up to the task. The dismal box office performance further alienated audiences from what was a watchable enjoyable film. Pity.

  9. Burroughs, Arthur C. Clark, Issac Asimov, E. E. Doc Smith, just to name a few of the early sci-fi authors whose works would probably never be appreciated by todays movie gowers even if given a quality cinematic treatment.

  10. The movie flopped because Disney didn’t properly market this property. It’s an Edgar Rice Burroughs story from long ago. The movie is actually one of my favorites and is very well done! Great special effects, good guys, bad guys, main villains, romance, love and more. If you like any Edgar Rice Burroughs, then you should see this movie.

    • No, the crazy thing was the assholes who saw it and dismissed it as a rip off of Star Wars and Avatar without realizing the property predated both by decades.

      • I was a fan of all of the Martian novels when I was a teenager in the early eighties. The books were re released in order. My problem with the movie was the screenplawriters made too many changes from the original book.

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