Following yesterday’s release of a ten-minute clip, a new (and much shorter) clip from John Carter has gone online. After having seen the film last week, I feel the need to convince people that this is a good movie. I’ll have my full review up on Thursday, but when you watch this clip, don’t roll your eyes and think “Yeah, it’s the speeder chase from Return of the Jedi. Great job.” A) Watching on your computer monitor isn’t the best way to view the scope of this action scene; and B) the scene is much more exciting on the big screen. This is a good flick that has been marketed poorly, so you’ll just have to take my good word on this one.
Hit the jump to check out the clip. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Polly Walker, Thomas Haden Church, and Willem Dafoe. John Carter opens in 3D on March 9th.
Clip via MSN UK.
Here’s the official synopsis for John Carter:
From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.