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New spot and featurette for John Carter spotlight action and characters

Feb. 8, 2012by: Paul Shirey

Just a month away, JOHN CARTER is kicking off it's last marketing hurrah to get your ass in a theater seat. I'm already a guarantee, but many are on the fence or simply steering clear. The most common complaint seems to be "CGI shitfest," which doesn't register for me. I mean...it takes place on Mars...with spaceships...and aliens...lots of otherworldly shit. You're gonna have CGI. You also have a director (Andrew Stanton) who has handled that kind of material deftly before (WALL*E).

Anyway, here's a pretty bad ass spot, courtesy of Coming Soon. It features a bevy of new footage, especially the action-oriented kind and very well may pull you off the fence.  Check it out:

Lastly, we have a Disney featurette that highlights some of the characters and their interaction with John Carter, again showcasing a lot of new footage and scenes.  It's got a slightly off-putting narration, but nothing like that f*cking Star Wars one.  Enjoy:

Here's the official synopsis for the film, which may clarify things a bit:

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton, “John Carter of Mars” is a sweeping action adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). Based on the classic sci-fi novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the film tells the story of John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter discovers that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

JOHN CARTER beats white, ape-like creatures over the head with rocks on March 9th, 2012 in 2D, 3D, and IMAX.

Extra Tidbit: For more backstory, check out Marvel comics' series of recently published John Carter comics .
Source: Coming Soon

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8:22PM on 02/08/2012

To tell the truth...

I'm more into this movie than any of the Star Wars prequels. This reminds me, I want a new Flash Gordon movie, that would be awesome. Ohh yeah, Quenn music and all that stuff, that would be great.
I'm more into this movie than any of the Star Wars prequels. This reminds me, I want a new Flash Gordon movie, that would be awesome. Ohh yeah, Quenn music and all that stuff, that would be great.
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3:49PM on 02/08/2012
This movie looks all kinds of awesome. I'll be there on opening day.
This movie looks all kinds of awesome. I'll be there on opening day.
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3:17PM on 02/08/2012

I don't think Disney Marketing is

doing this film any favours, but I believe in Andrew Stanton. He's a great storyteller.
doing this film any favours, but I believe in Andrew Stanton. He's a great storyteller.
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3:04PM on 02/08/2012

awful

This movie looks so bad. Looks like a cross between Avatar and Episode 2. SHITTTTY
This movie looks so bad. Looks like a cross between Avatar and Episode 2. SHITTTTY
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2:46PM on 02/08/2012
Looking good!
Looking good!
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