Tron 2 was not fun. I struggled through it. Jon Carter is fun and sure, a lot of the plot elements have been done before but simply because they were admittedly stolen from the original Burroughs novels. Now, you can use your logic to argue this vs Avatar, because that's more apples to apples. But Tron 2 was a movie where the plot was put there solely to justify the state of the art effects. Jon Carter has what that movie doesn't...a heart. Tron 2 is a cold electric lightshow. Like you were all saying when I railed against Tron 2...shouldn't you see it before you weigh in?
I certainly can't argue that Tron: Legacy had any "heart" to it, that's for sure.
To quote a good review, "John Carter Is a product of a simpler time, when sense of adventure was paramount, and this movie has it in spades." Tim Martin, The Mercury
Well said, Tim. This isn't some over-hyped Cameron job with a plot so thick with environmental activism (though there is a bit, and I'm willing to look beyond that for what the rest of the movie is) that it makes you want to vomit. This is a modern telling of a classic adventure story. Had it amped up the plotline too much, it would have been overdone and would really have taken from the "forget-the-world-for-a-time-and-have-an-adventure-at-the-movies" quality it really does have "in spades."
And had this movie been directed by John Cameron, I'm sure every one of these buffoon critics would have practically fallen over each other to fellate it.
Battlestar, Walking Dead, True Blood stars join forces for spoiler PSA | Blastr
Stars of the sci-fi and fantasy genres have joined forces for a good cause. They want you to stop ruining their shows. Well, not just their shows, but TV in general. Spoilers are running rampant, and they're making it hard to enjoy television. So these actors have come together to put an end to spoilers once and for all.
Over at College Humor, they've produced a special PSA to raise awareness about spoilers. They've gotten out of control, and we have to stop them. Watch as stars from True Blood, The Walking Dead, Heroes, Dexter, The Wire and Battlestar Galactica give tips on how to nip unwanted spoilers in the bud.
When visiting websites (like this one), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette, True Blood) says spoiler alerts are considerate but shouldn't be expected. So go online at your own risk. Also, if someone spoils a show for you, you can get revenge by ruining something for them. But only if it relates to TV. Don't get personal.