March 12, 2012

While discussing the JOHN CARTER movie...

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  1. *Ahem*...Henry Jones, JUNIOR.

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  2. No, the marketing execs would have said that adding "Junior" to the title would drive away older viewers.

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    1. You're right. It'd be
      Henry Jones: Origins

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  3. I nearly snorted coffee out of my nose seeing this one.

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  4. The comparison would be more apt if the Indiana Jones movie had been titled "Pretty Pretty Ponies of the Lost Ark."

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    1. ...I might go see that. >_>
      I disagree in that "John Carter" isn't inaccurate. It's incomplete, but it might be better to compare it to calling Raiders "Doctor Jones".

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  5. Is this the guy from March 6th after a shave?

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  6. Seems to me more like making a movie of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" and calling it "Bladerunner".

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    1. Or making a movie of "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" and calling it "Total Recall."

      Philip K. Dick had a thing for long names, huh?

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  7. A Princess of Mars? Here I thought George Lucas had just made a new Star Wars movie.

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  8. Wasn't there a cartoon called Indiana Jones Junior?
    I know there was a James Bond Junior...

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    1. Leave it to Disney to screw up something good. Not even releasing it under Touchstone, this is apparently gonna be a Disney film, so you can be sure they removed anything that might unset or confuse the average 6 year-old. Skip the movie. If the story looks interesting to you, then read the book.

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    2. THROWUP MONSTER!3/12/2012 5:36 PM

      Steamboat Willie of Mars.

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  9. There was a live-action TV series about young Indiana Jones.

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  10. My Dad's flipping out about them changing his backstory so he's no longer centuries old by the time the book starts.

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    1. Really? Because the movie is amazingly faithful to the books (other than everyone not being naked that is). I think your father needs to relax a little.

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  11. The man knows his stuff.

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  12. They ought to have at least called it "John Carter Of Mars".

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    1. 1. They wouldn't call it "Princess" anything because they thought it'd scare away boys. This is literally a quote from Stanton and crew.

      2. They left mars out of the title (and every trailer) because Disney lost 100 million dollars on a movie called Mars Needs Moms last year--and also because Mars in general is unappealing to women.

      So in trying to placate every demographic, they pleased nobody.

      That said, Lynn Collins is a very pretty lady.

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    2. No...John Carter of MArs is a different book. Keep up.

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  13. "Mars in general is unappealing to women"

    Are ad execs...stupid?
    Answer: Yes, yes they are.

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  14. I don't like that they left Mars out of the title, but I enjoyed the movie.

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  15. M-A-R-S. Mars, b*****s

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