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Re: John Carter movie

Post by Yaztromo » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:59 am

Angel Tarragon wrote:
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John Connor of Mars. :P There's a crossover I would pay to see.
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Re: John Carter movie

Post by Kythkyn » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:59 pm

Illuminatus wrote:
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Why pay a license fee if you’re just going to make up a whole new character? They should have made “Dirk Baddassery, Reluctant Hero and Self-Pitying Jerk of Mars,” saved themselves the fee, and left the original property intact for someone who really wanted to make a John Carter movie.
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My biggest disappointments with the movie were the unnecessary changes to Carter, and the intertwining of multiple novels, when they could have largely just followed the blueprint in a Princess of Mars and had a killer movie. I wanted to see the atmosphere plant on the big screen
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Re: John Carter movie

Post by Yaztromo » Wed May 01, 2019 3:01 pm

Kythkyn wrote:
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they could have largely just followed the blueprint in a Princess of Mars and had a killer movie.
IF they conveyed the message with a decent promotion.... or at least a decent title!
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Re: John Carter movie

Post by Kythkyn » Sat May 04, 2019 7:24 pm

BTW, the movie is currently on Netflix (at least in the US)
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Re: John Carter movie

Post by Coronoides » Mon May 06, 2019 1:07 pm

Kythkyn wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 7:24 pm
BTW, the movie is currently on Netflix (at least in the US)
Not in Australia :(
But I own the DVD and have it on iTunes :)
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Re: John Carter movie

Post by Yaztromo » Mon May 27, 2019 5:14 am

According to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carter_(film)
Although the film grossed nearly $300 million worldwide, it lost a considerable amount of money due to its cost. At the time of its release Disney claimed the film's production budget was $250 million, although tax returns released in 2014 revealed its exact budget was $263.7 million after taking tax credits into account. Before the film opened analysts predicted the film would be a huge financial failure due to its exorbitant combined production and marketing costs of $350 million
So, after all the earnings were pretty good, despite the mentioned marketing issues, but the downside were the high production and marketing (!!!) costs combined, that caused the loss.

Consider that (according to this website http://mentalfloss.com/article/64952/20 ... s-all-time) the 20th highest grossing movie of all times (corrected for inflation) is at around $800 million: not so far away.
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