I actually don’t hate John Carter. It’s nothing special and a huge disappoint, but not the worst thing Disney’s done. So, John Carter is based on a book from 1912. One that audiences have clearly never heard of. The main problem with the movie is pretty much every problem Disney has with live action franchise starters. The running time, reliance of cgi, and too many unnecessary subplots. All of which made for one of the biggest box office bombs of all time. I first saw the movie in theaters, and I didn’t know what to expect. Overall, I wasn’t entirely disappointed. The aliens were okay, the humor was okay, and the action was also just okay. I think my biggest problem with the movie was the fact that they didn’t call it John Carter of Mars. That’s the title they were going to use, which makes a lot more sense, and at least gives people some context. But they thought it was going to make a sequel (yeah right) and decided to save it for that movie. John Carter is the kind of movie that you just have to see for yourself. Either you like it or you don’t.