Re: John Carter vs Battleship
I really really enjoyed John Carter.
Ditto. I can't understand the dislike from the critics. Everyone I actually know
, who has seen it, has liked it.
My friends went to see it with me because I was so excited about it. They didn't expect too much. And they were all pleasantly suprised.
A fun story, a strong female (scientist and inventor) lead character (another bad decision was to change the name from Princess of Mars - Dejah Thoris rocked that movie), a great setting.
I think if they'd made it 2d it might even have made a profit.
Interesting article. I think it's a bit overstated in its premise. In virtually every industry I know, the "suits" can't do what the "creatives" do. My publisher or editor couldn't design an ad with a gun to their head. But that's OK, I couldn't run a newspaper. If the premise of the article were true, then every industry would be run by people who hate and are jealous of their employees.
it's very over stated and over simplified. And the message "stick to your own aspect of the job" is well applied.
Look at Monte Cook's interview where he said that at TSR if the "suits" were watching you got stuck in meetings about the colour yellow, and when they weren't you got Planescape Cant.
I suppose Hollywood is a bit different, because it really (really) is crazy, so I can see where the author is coming from. Hmm. Food for thought. As an ERB fan, though, I lament John Carter's lambasting, whatever the reason.
I came out of that movie wanting another movie set on that world. And wanting to run something in the Savage Worlds Mars that is
shamelessly ripped off from
based on it