But it makes you wonder, doesn't it? A lifetime ago people actually enjoyed the pulpier space operas about princesses on Mars and bug eyed monsters. And if they could enjoy it, why couldn't we? This is the spirit of the movie John Carter, a 250 million dollar Disney flop that has a much worse reputation than it deserves.
John Carter is the protagonist of a series of Edgar Rice Burroughs novels. He is a civil war veteran who, while looking for gold, finds an alien artifact that transports him to the planet Mars. There he gets involved in a planet wide civil war involving a couple of human looking races, and a couple of more alien races. This is a complex story that is bigger on swashbuckling than it is on science. Still, it seems like a good solid story done on a really grand scale. It may not be very scientific, but it certainly is fun.