Well, 2020 is coming to an end, a fact that most people in the world are happy about. We’re all hoping and praying that 2021 will be a better year. Before I take my usual winter break and resume blogging in January, let’s take a look at the upcoming live-action Disney films coming out next year. Keep in mind that these are only the films with set release dates at the moment and do not include any documentaries, Marvel films, or Star Wars films. Also, since I’m now reviewing Disney+ films, I will be including them in this list. So, sit back and enjoy!
Andrew Stanton is best known for directing “A Bug’s Life”, “Finding Nemo”, and “WALL-E” for Pixar Animation Studios. But his most recent directorial attempt had him tackle a live action film, a live action film based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “Barsoom” series of novels.
The novels were about a man named John Carter and his adventures on the planet Mars aka Barsoom. The novels were quite popular and attempts to make them into full-length films have been around since as early as the 1930’s. Actually, animator Bob Clampett, wanted to make an animated film based on these books, but failed to do so. Had he succeeded, he would have probably beat Walt Disney in creating America’s first full-length animated feature.
But, that failure wouldn’t stop other filmmakers from trying to adapt these novels to the big screen. And finally, 70+ years later, the Disney Studios became the lucky company to achieve this feat. The film, entitled “John Carter”, sadly flopped at the box office. Could the lengthy period in development hell be to blame? Or is the film really bad? Well, let’s find out for ourselves in this review. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you “John Carter”.
And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Continue reading “John Carter (2012)”