Monday, March 5, 2012

Movie Monday: John Carter

I love books (clearly) and I love movies, so I thought it would be fun to feature more book-to-movie info on Steph's Stacks. I would love to hear about some of your most anticipated book-to-movie releases!

This week's featured movie, John Carter is based on the classic novel, A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (of Tarzan fame.)  The movie, starring Taylo Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe, is poised to start the 2012 blockbuster season with a bang. But first, book news...

Book Scoop (Goodreads):

Virginia gentleman John Carter, unexpectedly transported to the perilous red planet, Mars, finds himself captured by the loveless Green Men of Thark.
 As Carter struggles to win his freedom—and the affections of fellow captive Dejah Thoris, princess of the rival clan of Helium—the fate of the entire planet hangs in the balance: warring Martian tribes collide and the beleaguered Atmosphere Factory grinds to a suffocating halt.
Ray Bradbury, reminiscing on the enduring thrill of Burroughs’s Martian adventure, writes, “I stood on the lawns of summer, raised my hands, and cried for Mars, like John Carter, to take me home. I flew to the Red Planet and never returned.”

“In one respect at least the Martians are a happy people, they have no lawyers.”
“Yes, I was a fool, but I was in love, and though I was suffering the greatest misery I had ever known I would not have had it otherwise for all the riches of Barsoom. Such is love, and such are lovers wherever love is known.”

And now movie info...

Movie Info: (IMDb) Release Date 3/9/12

Director: Andrew Stanton
Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.
You might recognize Kitsch from Friday Night Lights and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Collins is also known for Wolverine (as hottie, Hugh Jackman's girlfriend, Kayla) as well as HBO's True Blood. And Willem Dafoe, well, he's just amazing (Platoon, The Last Temptation of Christ, Spiderman, Boondock Saints.)

Early reviews are pretty good with 77% of critics loving it and 92% audience anticipation scores on Rotten Tomatoes.
"Lynn Collins's feisty Dejah Thoris is the best kick-ass sci-fi princess since Leia" -
Dave Golder - SFX Magazine

For your viewing pleasure, here's the action-packed trailer:


Next Week: Hunger Games Mania
Whoop! Whoop! I'm so excited and can't wait. So, I'm devoting my next Movie Monday to my fictional BFF Katniss Everdeen.

What book-to-movie adaptation are you excited to see? Link up with your own Movie Monday post or feel free to share in the comments below!


  1. Ooh that guys looks very nice :P hehe

    I did my own this week. I followed your layout and borrowed you quotes image... let me know if im missing anything else

    Movie Monday

    1. I'm off to check it out! Yay! I'll add a linky so I can link you up. Hope you had fun. I'm really enjoying these posts!

    2. I came back to add my link but you beat me to it! hehe. It was really fun, but so hard to choose one.

  2. At first I didn't know what to think of John Carter, then when I learned it was a book it peaked my interest. I want to at least skim the book first, Maybe I'll see if I can find an e-edition.

    I can't wait for Hunger Games Mania ! !

    1. I'm with you, I usually want to check out the book first. I can't wait to do Hunger Games Mania! I'm plotting and planning right now!



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