The Moviegoer: "John Carter" Is an Entertaining Sci-Fi Fantasy Beneath the Box Office Flop

Each week in The Moviegoer, Nick Olson examines new and upcoming films.Unless you haven’t read a review of Disney’s box office-failing film, John Carter (Stanton, 2012), then you’re probably aware of the unanimous conclusion that Disney badly botched the $250 million film with its advertising campaign. I remember seeing the first trailer and thinking, “That looks positively uninteresting.” This was before I knew that the film was directed by Andrew Stanton, the Pixar alum well known for his cri … [Read more...]