Thursday, December 1, 2011
John Carter of Mars Trailer #2 is out
Honestly, this looks like a lot of fun to me. Does it hew closely to the source material?
Wait--a better question is--does it hold the spirit of the material in high enough regard?
It's at least obvious now that Stanton is truly is trying to make Barsoom appear as an alien world. (One of the earlier criticsms of the first trailer which looked too much like Utah where it was filmed.) Take the white "ape" it's definitely ape-like, but to make a gorilla with six limbs would be phoning it in, wouldn't it? I think I'm warming to his day-blinded version.
So far, I'm still excited and I hope it turns out well. I guess I'll know at the end credits on March 9 for sure.