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John Carter of Mars – A Great Movie in Hard Times


John Carter, Warlord of Mars

John Carter, Warlord of Mars (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Although John Carter is a great movie,  it seems that high production movie’s must be able to make Avatar like dollars at the box office. John Carter is actually doing well, if you take into account overseas totals. Currently running at $182,571,393, as of today, it is actually running ahead of The Lorax. What is the issue? Like movie’s, such as The Golden Compass, John Carter seems to have a larger global appeal. Unfortunately, in North America, media has declared John Carter one of the biggest flops. It will probably be far from the truth. The movie itself is action packed and has a great story line. For those who read John Carter, before seeing the movie, they will know that it is an excellent series. At issue is North American, in particular U.S, taste. For some reason they are just not flocking to the theatre to see John Carter. With the Hunger Games in release, it’s unfortunate that it may simply get lost in the shuffle. The first trailer, in my opinion, was the best one. I’d urge anyone to take a second look at John Carter. We have to realize that the world does not revolve around the U.S alone.

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Are you drooling yet? New Alien prequel Prometheus hits the Internet and wow!


Well, the first trailer left Science Fiction fans wondering and waiting. With a fast-moving trailer, giving only hints of its meaning, the entire Internet was wroth with ideas and questions. Now, with the new trailer released it seems that we now have a better idea on what to expect. It is set in the year 2085, and was initially a prequel to the Alien franchise. However, according to Ridley Scott, it has morphed into something else; as he has decided to explore other aspects of the Alien franchise. This trailer clearly shows what is known as the “Space Jockey“. The trailer looks incredibly intense and full of action; with the terror of the original Alien movie. It will be interesting to see what this movie does in the box office this year.

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For those wanting a bit more mystery check out the TED viral video, spreading around the Internet. It is related to the Alien prequel and shows Peter Weyland.

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The name “Prometheus” comes from Greek mythology and it is definitely related to the movie. It maybe a good idea to read up about him and how it may relate to the movie coming out this summer.

Super 8 and awesome I hope?


I have been patiently anticipating the release of Super 8. I still have absolutely no idea what the movie is actually about. Is it science fiction, fantasy, a thriller, an action or a horror flick? It’s hard to really know. What really gets me high hopes are seen through the clips I have already seen. Visions of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. and a modern adventure seem to encompass this feature films trailers. I worry that they may all be some marketing ploy. But who really knows? We all remember Clover field. However this seems to be something different. Something exciting! We will have to wait and see. For now we are stuck with speculation and rumor. I am hoping that it will go back to a time of imagination. Maybe it will be something we did not see coming. Based on the latest trailer it seems that it is either a monster or something else? Here are some questions that need answering.

What is being transported on an unarmed train? What woke up whatever it was?Why did the pickup seem to purposely crash into the train? Why are the kids only semi-afraid? Why are there so many electrical issues? Who is throwing the cars around? The Army seems to know something? Possible Super Heros or Super Villains? Is it something created? Does Super 8 mean “8 super humans”? Is it a prequel to an existing franchise? Is it a transformer? Cannot wait to see it!

By: Andy MJ a.k.a The GTA Patriot