I've recently watched "John Carter" a few times with the commentary running and I am astounded at the difference between the filmmakers' take and the public response to the movie.
The only thing I can find wrong is that Taylor Kitsch looks far too young and pretty to be the John Carter I knew through the books and even the comic books. I thought he did a superb job with the part but was just 20 years too young. Daniel Craig ("Cowboys and Aliens") or Harrison Ford in his forties would have been lovely.
Even the filmmakers note that they were worried Kitsch would "play young." Maybe they thought the audience for the movie was little boys rather than adults who yearned for their favorite stories to finally be brought to the screen? I feel so bad for them...this movie is full of love and was hard work for all involved, most certainly including Taylor Kitsch.
Perhaps it is because Woola and Dobby have that same way of silently sneaking up on you from three blocks away -- you look down and find goofy worshipful dog eyes looking up at you without having heard a thing, that I really like finding things to like in "John Carter," or perhaps because I have been waiting fifty years to see the movie...
Does anyone else have any thoughts?