Unfortunately, I haven't seen the movie John Carter yet, but I personally think that Disney set it up for failure. The title doesn't even say "Mars" in it! I'm thinking this will be a Netflix movie for me.
Before I had a water pipe break in my house, destroying a LOT of books and two thirds of my comic book collection, I had pretty much the entire John Carter/Mars series by Burroughs. Now I'm going to have to search them out and reread before I can write a competent review. After all, what we remember is filtered by time. Books that I enjoyed when I was young, I now think "What pap!" and books that I thought were boring are now aborbing reads.
If it seems like I'm moving slowly on this website, hey, I read several books every week. It helps to be a speed reader but I also have to maintain my writing to keep the money flowing in. And speaking of, I should get busy with a few how-to articles today!