Daniel Bergamini on John Carter

I’m fairly ambivalent about Disney’s fantasy epic John Carter, though I’ve followed with interest the struggle they’ve had marketing the thing, and have been surprised by the unusually fervent negative buzz. The film has strong and experienced creative forces behind it, and my hope is it does a better job translating this vintage fantasy into a modern adventure than, say, the recent attempt at Conan or, heaven forfend, the adaptation of Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

For a fresh perspective, read Daniel Bergamini’s thoughts on the film and why he’s excited about it.

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Carsten Knox is a massive, cheese-eating nerd. In the day he works as a journalist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At night he stares out at the rain-slick streets, watches movies, and writes about what he's seeing.