John Carter: An Intern’s Journey to Mars

John Carter, Real Martian Hero

Biggest pro of being the unpaid Monkey Intern: Having an excuse to go see 3-d action movies.

Biggest con of being the unpaid Monkey Intern: I did mention “unpaid”, right? Can I at least use this as a tax write-off? I mean, it was $13.50 for primetime with a 3-d upcharge…can’t someone toss the interns of the world a bone here?

$200 million.

Let me make one thing clear: I’m not defending John Carter to the grave. I’m not here to tell you it’s the greatest movie of the year, let alone the decade. But (despite my above rant to the contrary), I don’t regret paying a small fortune to see it in theaters.

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John Carter Sneak Peak

When I first heard of John Carter my first thought was, “la-ame.”  But after reading up on the history of the character and seeing the trailers, I’m seeing things a little differently.  If anything the movie looks epic and fun.

The movie is set to release March 9, 2012 and it stars: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Mark Strong, Samantha Morton, Thomas Haden Church, and Willem Dafoe.  Here’s the latest trailer:

What are your thoughts on John Carter?  Will you be seeing the movie?