Posts Tagged ‘Edgar Rice Burroughs’

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Shredded like cheese: “The Legend of Tarzan”

July 4, 2016

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Have a gander at my video review of The Legend of Tarzan, in which a hyper-shredded Swede saves Africa with the help of a bunch of bad CGI animals. While you’re at it, check out my review of the sleaze-tastic 1981 version with Bo Derek HERE. 

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The uneven red planet: “John Carter”

March 12, 2012

So, John Carter has finally arrived—albeit in a toxic dustcloud of pessimistic expectations and bad press. Well, when you’ve hidden your 250 million dollar movie from critics, I guess you gotta expect that. Likewise, when you pave the way for the film with a cryptic ad campaign that mostly seems to consist of dudes riding big weird animals and depressing music during the preview, and finally retitle the film from John Carter of Mars (riiight, that “of Mars” part was the big problem here), you have to expect that the long knives will be out and rubberneckers will be waiting with baited breath to see the carnage. Well, I hate to break it to you, but while John Carter isn’t a great film, it’s not a trainwreck, either. It’s even pretty good, when it’s not really boring.
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