The problem with being a trendsetter is that if you’re successful, you get imitated time and time again. Such was the fate that befell Edgar Rice Burroughs’ pulp heroes Tarzan and John Carter. The thriller-seeking readers of pulp magazines...Show More Summary
As far as we know on Reject Mars, Andrew Stanton‘s John Carter is “full of action,” and that’s exactly how we like it. The Disney epic from Edgar Rice Burroughs‘s classic Barsoom series was so many years in development that, for awhile there, it felt like it would never get made. Show More Summary
In an effort to make John Carter look like the success it should have been by putting it in stark relief, Constantin Films has announced another updated version of a classic Edgar Rice Burroughs hero with even more futuristic claptrap...Show More Summary
The duo will play Tarzan and Jane in this motion-capture 3D adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs story. [...]
A new Edgar Rice Burroughs' adaptation.
The movie adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ seminal science fiction novel A Princess of Mars may have been a commercial failure, but the visual effects, and the concept art behind the visuals, represent the highest level of industry excellence. Artist Michael Kutsche has kindly shared some of the character and creature designs he created for [...]
In response to the lawsuit filed by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., Dynamite Entertainment has filed what amounts to a blanket denial to accusations of trademark and copyright infringement and unfair competition.
The Mars of Edgar Rice Burroughs is filled with technological marvels. Earthman John Carter discovers the Martians have anti-gravity "fliers", disintegrator ray weapons, and even a great factory that maintains the atmosphere of the planet. The Martians also have advanced medicine and biological technology. Show More Summary
I really enjoyed the film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough’s legendary Virginian Sci-Fi hero, John Carter. To be fair there were some things I thought didn’t quite work but it by no means made me regret spending my hard earned … Continue reading ?
For those of us who are fans — and always will be fans — of the marvelous Edgar Rice Burroughs series John Carter of Mars, the news that the film version will lose somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 million is depressing. The BBC critic Mark Kermode summed up the movie’s major problem: The storytelling is [...]
On sale now from Marvel Comics is the first issue of John Carter: The Gods of Mars, an official adaptation of the classic science fiction novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The book comes courtesy of acclaimed Sacrifice and newly minted Ultimate... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
John Carter Dir. Andrew Stanton [Walt Disney Pictures; 2012] by Andrew Eastwick Rating: The best that can be said of John Carter, Disney’s $250 million adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s 1917 novel Princess of Mars, is that it won’t give you a headache. Show More Summary
I finally caught up with John Carter, the Disney megabomb that just cost its studio a $200 million write-down, which is a movie I’ve wanted to see for 50 years, ever since I devoured Edgar Rice Burroughs’s series of Barsoom novels (along with pretty much everything else he wrote) as a high-schooler. Show More Summary
The press was concerned when John Carter hit theaters March 9. For many, the question was "Does the movie live up to the books?" And then the question remained: "Does it live up to the covers of the books?"
In 1957, legendary disney animator Ward Kimball created a cartoon vision for Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom that was innovative and filled with truly bizarre alien creatures. This animated Mars only lasts for a minute, but it's a fun journey. More »
I am a huge proponent of literacy programs for kids. Reading, vocabulary, and writing skills are strong predictors for success in life. So I was excited to find that Reading Rockets — a national literacy initiative of WETA, the PBS station in Washington, D.C. — is running a student writing contest focusing on Edgar Rice [...]
As a fledging young sci-fi geek, when it came to Edgar Rice Burroughs, I was always a major fan of the Frank Frazetta covers. But now I’m married to another geek who actually was a twelve-year-old boy once, so of course we were going to see John Carter. Just not during the opening weekend, or [...]
Based on the series of not-Tarzan novels first written by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1911, Andrew Stanton’s John Carter is a disappointment over 100 years in the making. And considering how many established sci-fi/fantasy cinematic classics owe their very existence to Burroughs’ original stories, that’s really too bad. Show More Summary
So about a month ago I suggested that we hold a book discussion regarding A Princess of Mars, the first science fiction novel in the John Carter series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I had not had a chance to read the book at the time, but was looking forward to doing so in preparation for [...]
Director Andrew Stanton talks about his connection to the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels that serve as 'John Carter's' foundation.