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Mar 2 2012 10:00am

A First Impression of John Carter. Does it Succeed as a Pulp SF Film?

I was invited to see an advance screening of the movie John Carter. Formerly John Carter of Mars.

First let me say that I have been a fan of the books since I could first read. I grew up on Edgar Rice Burroughs; Tarzan and John Carter were my creative tutors. I even made a sword and took fencing lessons before I was ten, just in case I had to be whisked to a far off planet and fight aliens!

So I went to the film with trepidation. I am not supposed to publish any kind of review until a week before the movie is released. (What is that about? I had just seen a great fantasy film and could not talk about it?! I talked to a few people and no one, I mean no one had heard about it. There was no name recognition, no idea what the movie was about or that it was imminent. A month before the movie is to be released.) I feared that this fine film was to be dropped.

[The verdict]