Disney apparently took the challenge of that actually-decent fan trailer seriously, and decided to beef up this last trailer with...dubstep? Oh, Disney!
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A man dealing with the loss of his family in the Civil War ends up transported to Mars in this fantasy epic.
Dubstep ruins everything
As worried as Disney is about this bombing, they still seem hellbent on leaving me unimpressed.
Ehh. I'll see it if my friends want to.
Still looks terribly generic and lifeless. Are you sure it's from the director of Wall.E?
Also, regardless of the reported $250m budget, using that much motion blur to mask your CG makes it look cheap as hell.
I'll see it.
The animation of him swinging the rock on the chain is TEEERRIBLE though.
The more I see clips of this flick, the more I can't shake the image of a dude trying as hard as he can to be a good actor while standing practically naked by himself in a giant warehouse painted green. I think a pinch of puppets could have added some necessary life to this seemingly sterile movie.
People who say this sucks based off the trailers are morons.
It might partially be the volksgeist, but this still doesn't look all that interesting. Though I have to wonder what the reaction would be if this was Star Wars branded.
Weird... just weird.
I think a lot of people at Disney will be losing their jobs over this. The reviews have been largely positive but the marketing has been shit.
And just how red will Dejah Thoris be? The trailers seem to be strenuously avoiding giving us a good look at her.
Dubstep makes everything better.
HEY THANKS FOR SHOWING ME THE WHOLE FIGHT SCENE WITH THE BIG GORILLA THING! -_-
With that said, the dubstep in that trailer worked well with it.
As for all the continued talk about the marketing, I don't understand what the fuck people are talking about. Here, let me answer the obvious questions for you:
Q: Who is John Carter?
A: Obviously the muthafucker we keep featuring in the trailers.
Q: What planet is he on?
A: Obviously Mars because we've mentioned it plenty of times already.
Q: What is he doing on Mars?
A: What, you have a problem with some fucking mystery and intrigue? Sorry we aren't doing what EVERY other movie does and show the entire film in the trailer.
Q: Who is the chick?
A: You'll find out when you watch the movie.
I mean, seriously - this trailer explained EVERYTHING you NEED to know going into the movie: there's a dood named John Carter, he's on Mars, and there are things that want to destroy the universe. In turn, he's gonna save things and shit. The rest you can get when you see the movie.
Beyond that, I SERIOUSLY do not understand what people keep talking about when they say "bad marketing".
This is the trailer John Carter needed months ago. Still needs the "Of Mars" at the end, and the mention of both Edgar Rice Burroughs and Andrew Stanton. But overall, a much better trailer that clearly illustrates the premise of the whole thing and shows off more than just the "Geonosis Gladiator fight" Disney has been showing the whole time. Heck, it's practically all they show. It's still here, but, still this trailer is an improvement. They've gone from hideously, unbelievably bad to competent. Seriously - how hard is it to make a trailer?
Also, while I'm onboard with John Carter, I wonder why Disney didn't digitally paint all the desert scenery red? Can't have been hard to do if they planned for it. No one ever watched Star Wars and said, "This would be better if the whole story took place in Tatooine/Arizona"
I don't understand the negativity surrounding this film. For me, it looks different and exciting, and Andrew Stanton's name is enough to make me buy a ticket.
@LokitheNightlord: That first trailer made me rediscover Peter Gabriel! So awesome.
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