With less than a month to the premiere of JOHN CARTER, Disney is releasing all kinds of new goodies, to try to explain why you should see this.
In “Canyon Escape” we see John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) using his Earthian leaping powers to escape from a canyon full of Tharks.
In Legacy, Kitsch, co-star Lynn Collins (Dejah Thoris) and director Andrew Stanton all try to explain why JOHN CARTER is the coolest thing ever—which is their way of acknowledging that most of the stuff in the trailer looks like stuff from George Lucas and James Cameron because George Lucas and James Cameron were hugely influenced by John Carter and ripped it off constantly for their own movies. Which is kinda what Stanton hints at.
In this brief feature for AMC theaters, Stanton explains that you should really go see this movie because he really loved the books.
Although none of these seem all that compelling as sales points…well, from what we’ve seen, this movie looks pretty kick-ass, with death-defying escapes and leaping and fighting and green guys.
Not yet shown: Alone among ALL FANTASY MOVIE SERIES we will learn that the monster race has FEMALES. That’s right. There are no female orcs or Stormtroopers, but there are female Tharks. Who always seem to have boobs even though they are oviparous. Oh well.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.