When I see movie previews, one of the main things I pay attention to is who directed it. Actors are obviously necessary for any movie, but a unique director with a solid point of view is more enticing to me. When I heard that Andrew Stanton, director of Wall-E and Finding Nemo, was directing a live action adaptation of John Carter, I was certainly intrigued. Humans and Martians though? I had some doubts. Now there’s a brand new trailer for John Carter, and here are three reasons I’m hyped to see it.
As I mentioned, Andrew Stanton is the biggest reason I’m excited. Wall-E is one of my favorite Pixar films, and Finding Nemo is obviously a classic as well. Getting to see Stanton flex his creative muscles with an action movie that’s also with real people? That sounds even more awesome. Fromt he looks of the trailer it seems that he’s certainly nailed a lot of the action scenes, and the Martians look pretty good as well. So far, so good.
In the trailer you see John Carter hopping around all over the place, which made me curious how he was able to do it. As it turns out, the gravity on Mars is 62% lower than the gravity on Earth, so his muscles and bones would be adapted to what we’re used to. In theory, this should make him stronger than Martians as well, which should be interesting to see play out.
Stanton and his team have created a world comparable to the one we saw in Avatar. The world of Mars has a history and a culture, even though it’s a desolate, desert looking world. The outfits and costumes in the movie are detailed and ornate, and it seems that there’s even a difference in race between the Martians.
Be sure to watch the trailer in HD in make it fullscreen, you don’t want to miss any of it. You can also get a lot of in-depth information on the movie over on the official site.