Every time we've written about John Carter in the last few days, we've gotten a flood of comments from ardent supporters of the film, people who loved the wide sci-fi scope and sense of adventure, and who resented the constant reports wrongly deeming the movie a failure. So even though the stories about John Carter at this point are mostly about box office, hopefully it's not too late to bring you the conversation I had with with Stanton a few weeks ago, during the massive junket for the movie. Obviously we talked before the negative reviews and so-so box office had come in, but it seems safe to assume what Stanton says here about the project-- how it's changed the way he thinks about filmmaking, how the end title John Carter of Mars reflects the characters' journey in the film, and the kind of pressure he puts on himself to succeed-- hasn't changed.
Take a look at the interview below, and click HERE for my conversations with the John Carter cast. The movie, of course, is in theaters now.
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