Wednesday, April 10, 2013

"I'm trying to thank you, you Pointy eared hobgoblin!"

 In my comments there were a few surprises that I didn't do Iron Man for yesterday's I. The moment I saw this I slapped my forehead. Because yesterday I was at a loss for I and it wasn't until I was writing the post I thought of Inception. And now you might be wondering why I didn't think of Iron Man since many know how much I like The Avengers and the lead up movies. I have an answer for you, editing. 
 Coming up with movies has been a lot harder then it normally would be, and I blame all this on editing.
 So, anyways, when it was brought up I have to admit, I don't like Inception more then Iron Man. I do really like Inception, but Iron Man is one of the Avengers, so he wins if there was ever a completion. (I completely spelt that wrong...)

 And all that said, today's letter is 
 J! And for it I have a new favourite...

 John Carter.

John Carter and the Aliens who look like Rovee. (Points to whoever knows who Rovee is. *Hint, he's from a book.*)
"Let me know when it gets dangerous."

 When I first heard of this movie it was from a lot of Americans saying how bad it was and a lot of Brits saying how wonderful it was. Therefore, being as I trust British TV at the moment more then American I figure it couldn't be all that bad. I wasn't disappointed.

 John Carter is a soldier fighting in the Civil War. One day he enters a cave where he is shot. When he wakes up he finds himself on a planet where there is little gravity, there are weird looking Aliens who can't decide if they want to kill him or keep him as some kind of pet, and there is a kind of Civil War about to break out between two different kinds of Aliens. (Oh yes, and he also meets a princess who is kind of in the middle of the Civil War.)

 Having met both of the Aliens, and also - it has been while since I saw it so I didn't get a lot of the plot the first time. But from what I remember, he understands what both group of Aliens are fighting for and must decide which side he is going to take.

 I thought it was a wonderful movie. I don't remember it having one thing I didn't like. The ending was a bit...depressing. One moment I was going, "Oh, a happy ending! Aw, now he finally has a home!" And then...I was silently doing the Luke Skywalker scream. "NOOOOOOOOOOO!"

 I am really disappointed the movie didn't do better because it was based after a book series and I would have loved to see more of them. I guess I'm just going to have to try and find the books.

 Quote is from Star Trek. (I think I shall make you all guess who is addressing whom. *Smirk*)




  1. Hee hee I knew it was from Star Trek! Perhaps 'cause I've been watching Original Series episodes this week.... We just watched The Savage Curtain (well, Mom watched it... I wrote Camp NaNo stuff).
    Serek: Live long and prosper Spock.
    Spock: This is illogical. It is impossible for you to be here.
    Serek: Whatever I am, you should show your respect and reply.
    Spock: Live long and prosper.... image of Serek.

    Wow! That alien looks SO much like Rovee! That's exactly what I thought when I saw the picture!
    Sounds like an interesting movie! I might have to check it out sometime.

  2. I didn't know it's based on a series of books. I might just have to read them. I loved the time change and everything. The story was rather interesting. I liked the ending. But, and perhaps people will think me strange for thinking this, at times the concept seemed like another way to look at the creation of the world and why war happens without having to talk about God and the origin of sin (and perhaps people will not like me for that, but it's true, that's what came to me why I watched it). Nevertheless, it was a good movie. Another one of those that my mom didn't 'get.'

  3. well what a relief. I didn't think you actually liked Iron Man less than Inception. I was like I IS FOR ....... Inception??? Okay.... :D I hope you enjoyed my blog party

  4. The first book is really good. I read it after watching the movie, partially because I was intrigued by the fact that the book was written in like 1912 (so really, pre-most-modern-sci-fi stories at all... airplanes and cars were still new, and he was writing about solar powered space-ships and life on Mars! Talk about being ahead of your time).

    A word of warning, the books is VASTLY different than the movie. They're both fabulous, IMO, but don't expect the plot of the book to be the same (or the character of John Carter).

    I want to read the rest of the series. I really enjoyed the movie as well, hey, other movies that flopped (and were actually horrible) have managed to pull off sequels... I don't see why this one (which was actually quite good) shouldn't be able to do so!

  5. Kirk to Spock.
    That would've been my second choice for J. I thought it was an awesome movie. Wish I'd written the story!

  6. Yay for Rovee! And oh my gosh, I never made that connection! The aliens in John Carter DO kinda look like Rovee. I didn't care for the John Carter movie all that much, mostly because of the romance-y dealio that was going on. It was frustrating me. I can't even remember why xD

  7. following you from Ato Z. I figure anyone that loves Iron Man as much as I do is worth the second look. I am not a huge movie fan overall but I found the description of the movie intriguing enough to try to track down the books. Thanks!

  8. Still haven't seen John Carter, but your comments make me want to give it a go. Thanks for the recommendation!


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