Thursday, February 16, 2012

97 Images from 'John Carter'. No. Really.

There's lots of talk about how this movie is in trouble. Mostly, because it cost so much -- $250 million and counting -- but also because not too many people are paying attention. I mentioned how little impact clips and trailers were having because you just don't care about the guy seeing how he's never in any danger and the action just isn't believable.

Anyway, $250m is a lot of money, and a massive marketing campaign costs a pretty penny, don't forget. I mean, we're getting bombarded by ads, clips, trailers -- they're everywhere. So, there's a lot at stake. In a fairly transparent gesture, Disney has released 97 stills from the movie. I can't remember that kind of volume. Usually, we get a few, sometimes maybe a dozen. But, 97? And, that's on top of all the other stills they sent out over the past couple weeks. I don't know what the total is, but it's a lot. If you string them together you can probably watch the movie for free.

As far as I'm concerned, it's not working. Photos don't make me care any more than before. John Carter, as a protagonist, doesn't connect no matter how good the production value is.

Here's a still for you:

 Comingsoon has more. Way more.


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