Quote Originally Posted by ian_sales View Post
I watched John Carter again last night, and it impressed me just as much as it did the first time I saw it. It's not perfect - that prologue is completely unnecessary, and the bit where Mark Strong explains the plot is somewhat inelegant. But the battle with the Warhoon, intercut with Carter burying is wife, is a classic piece of cinema and beautifully done.
I think we are going to have to disagree on this (and it we be a dull old world if we all liked the same things) but that sequence was really one of the low points of the show for me. I thought the edits were crass and obvious - apart from anything they involved the tertiary layer of flashback which I've mentioned are a real pet hate of mine - and the CGI was less than convincing. Kurosawa did great battle sequences; this was like watching an animated Savage Sword of Conan cover.