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'That don't look like a fair fight...'

01 December 2011  |  Written by James White  

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After some new pics and that fresh poster, the all-out publicity barrage for John Carter continued apace on Wednesday with the arrival of the second official trailer. Take a gander below.

Finding Nemo/Wall-E veteran Andrew Stanton has been slaving over the film for several years now, blending studio work with desert location shooting and some hefty CGI to bring Edgar Rice Burroughs’ tale of a dispirited US Civil War veteran (Taylor Kitsch) who finds himself transported to the planet Barsoom. Or, as we like to call it on Earth, Mars.

Once there, he quickly becomes mixed up in a power struggle and finds both friends (including Willem Dafoe’s multi-limbed Tars Tarkas) and enemies (Mark Strong’s Matai Shang, from the looks of this trailer). Cue conflict! Cue big air ships! Cue creatures of all sizes!

The first promo was more about mood than plot, and while there’s still not a lot of story on show here, there’s at least a little more in terms of what Carter himself faces. And because we’re getting closer to the movie’s release date, there’s more CG eye candy on display.

Carter faces a big challenge to win over both fans of the book and newcomers who hear Barsoom and think it’s a new Russ Meyer tribute pic. We’ll find out how well it fares when it arrives here on March 9.

What's your reaction to the new John Carter trailer?
Looks ace! Get my ass to Mars!
Hhhm... Looks okay, but I need more convincing.
Could be Dune done right.
Could be the next Attack Of The Phantom Clone Menaces.
But... What's going on? Who are these people?
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looks FANTASTIC!!!!! an't wait to see this movie More

Posted by DONOVAN KURTWOOD at 10:42 on 04 December 2011 | Report This Post

Well as long as everyone is going into it with an open mind... More

Posted by Timon at 23:09 on 02 December 2011 | Report This Post

PPS. ]hism the director of WALL-E??? s even greater amounts of air* More

Posted by directorscut at 21:54 on 02 December 2011 | Report This Post

PS. $250 MILLION BUDGET??? s vast amounts of air* More

Posted by directorscut at 21:34 on 02 December 2011 | Report This Post

This looks like Attack of the Clones mixed with Dune mixed with Avatar with Jake Gyenhallyetxztop from Prince of Persia as a lead. In other worlds, shit. More

Posted by directorscut at 21:31 on 02 December 2011 | Report This Post

RE: He's not the messiah...he's just some other bloke!
oh dear that looked bloody awful! 2012's 1st flop More

Posted by Frank Castle at 20:36 on 01 December 2011 | Report This Post

Bad CGI and all, I think this looks like a hoot. I wont be seeing it at the cinema but im sure it will be lapped up, it looks nothing less than entertaining. More

Posted by kumar at 15:35 on 01 December 2011 | Report This Post

"You are John Carter....of Earth?" Yep. No other place. Certainly no planet beginning with the letter M. More

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