I didn't get the chance to see John Carter until the midnight last Thursday, but walking out of the theater I found myself immensely perplexed. Everything that I read about the movie painted it as an overblown, convoluted mess, but I had a blast watching it and couldn't help but marvel at its scope. I would personally love to see Disney make a sequel to the movie, but the truth is that the first simply cost way too much money, was mishandled from a marketing standpoint, and is underperforming at the domestic box office. The chances of us seeing a John Carter 2 are slim to none, but that's not stopping some people from trying.
Fans of Andrew Stanton's movie have taken to Facebook to start a group titled "Take me back to Barsoom! I want John Carter to have a sequel!" Though it doesn't say who is responsible for creating the page, their mission statement is clear: "Let's prove the critics and black hearted pundits wrong! Let's join together and let Disney know that a sequel must be made." While it's hard to determine exactly when the page was made, looking at the dates when members joined it seems that it only started gaining popularity yesterday, which is impressive given that the group already has over 2,300 members and is still growing.
Everyone who has joined the page likely recognizes that unless something insane happens we probably won't be getting a John Carter 2, but it's nice that fans have found a place where they can join together and appreciate the first movie for what it was. As for the rest of you that probably haven't seen John Carter yet I suggest you give it a shot. You might be surprised.
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