Curious that Disney is releasing a new trailer for “John Carter” so late in the game. The film is due out next week, after all. Usually by this time, the studios have wrapped up all their promos and are getting ready for the big premiere/opening. But I guess it’s saying something that they still feel the need to sell this John Carter guy to the moviegoing audience with yet another approach to the movie. This is coming after yesterday’s extended clip featuring a battle scene between John Carter and some white apes (with four more clips released earlier). The latest trailer throws a lot of world-in-need-of-saving action on the screen. Will it work? You tell me.
The film stars Taylor Kitsch as the titular hero, a Earthling who somehow ends up on Mars battling 8-feet tall green-skinned aliens with four arms. Lynn Collins plays the local babe who is pretty good with a sword. She’s also a Princess or something. Not that you’d know considering how little screentime she gets in all the trailers and clips.
“John Carter” also stars Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, and Willem Dafoe. Half of the cast are playing those 8-feet tall aliens with four arms, so good luck trying to spot them.
Andrew Stanton directs the film, due out next Friday, March 9, 2012.
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