Final ‘John Carter’ Movie Trailer

Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 09:00 pm GMT -4 by

With the movie to premiere in theaters next week, Disney has decided to release one more trailer just for good measure. While visually the first and second theatrical trailers have been pretty impressive and the movie clips entertaining enough, most who aren’t happy with the marketing of the film complain that the trailers give no explanation of what the movie is about.  While I must admit that I have not read the books, the trailers have impressed me enough to see the movie.

‘John Carter’ is hoped to be the first of a franchise for Disney and rumor has it that director Stanton is already looking into developing sequels. Early screenings of the film have critics calling it a “flawed, but fun sci-fi title that delivers loads of impressive action spectacle and eye candy.”  But will this be enough for Disney to recoup their $250million budget or will it be the first big bomb of the year?

Why don’t you decide as you watch the third and last theatrical trailer for ‘John Carter.’

Official synopsis:

From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

‘John Carter’ Movie Trailer:

‘John Carter’ will debut in theaters in IMAX, 3D and 2D on March 9, 2012 and stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Haden Church, and Willem Dafoe.

Source: Collider

  • I’m definitely in but I have been waiting for this movie my whole life.  I’m not John Q. Public, I’m a fan of the Edgar Rice Burroughs books from childhood.  I really hope it performs.  Barsoom is a world that deserves repeated visits.  I have to wonder if it would have killed Disney to say something like, “From the mind that gave the world Tarzan” or, as that fan movie trailer mentioned, “The tale that inspired 100 years of film making”?  Further, I don’t get the un-Disney move of not having any secondary marketing campaign.  Not only because of the empty space next to my computer that has been waiting for a Tars Tarkas action figure but because it’s like Disney is writing off this property by its lack of support.  In an age where marketing has become such a feature to the release of a film; not having anything at all out there in the consumer land of merchandizing sends an odd message.  There is a vacuum where the tee shirts, posters, toys, and video games are supposed to be.  Materialistic?  Yes, but this is Disney we’re talking about.   In a sense it is as if they did not know how to market this film and THAT is scary.  Ultimately the story will stand.  Andrew Stanton knows what he is doing and the cast and crew look like they nailed the dismount.  Disney may have fumbled the ball but John Carter is about to come to life on the Big Screen and that has this life-long aficionado frothing at the bit.  I’ll be bringing friends along for introductions on 3/9/12.  Word of mouth should push this franchise into orbit.  ~ Rant over.  Go see the movie!    

    • paulo

       A life-long fellow fan here. I have all the versions I could lay my hands upon: text books, comic books, e-books, you name it. I use your own words: “I have been waiting for this movie my whole life”! I’m 45yo and got my first John Carter comic book around the age of 10.

      But I must admit I’m a bit scared of Disney. Since that story about Tolkien leaving on his written will that if ever to bring his novels to the movies, never should Disney be allowed to do it…

  • Fitz carraldo

    Having read A Princess of Mars, it looks like they have tinkered with the story. I hope they have not messed with it too much, though, as the storyline in the book would have worked fine as is. It might be dated pulp fiction but I couldn’t put the book down, so I’m looking forward to the film, especially in 3D. From the trailers, it looks like it’s going to be a visual treat.

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