Disney has released a 10-minute clip for John Carter to wet the beaks of everyone who is super jazzed to see it come this Friday. While I myself am not that jazzed to see it; this clip does help the cause that it will be better than the trailer suggests. If nothing else, I’ll just pretend its 1990 and that’s Tom Cruise running around as John Carter. That’s not weird is it?
While the clip doesn’t offer a lot in the way of plot details and we’re only treated strictly to the western stuff, it does show, pretty effectively I think, what we might be in for. The action seems somewhat solid and Bryan Cranston is featured in this clip. And that can never be a bad thing. Another reason to be a bit optimistically peckish about this movie: director Andrew Stanton. The guy has a pretty solid track record with Pixar and if Brad Bird can make the transition to live action with great success, why not Andrew?
Considering how well the box office has been doing the past few weeks, it will be interesting to see how this movie does on opening weekend. Can it hit the high that The Lorax did? I would say no, but I think it could hit $40-50 million. As for Disney, I’m betting they’re a little nervous about this movie, given its $250 million reported budget. Good luck dudes.