Walt Disney Pictures has released three new clips from John Carter, director Andrew Stanton‘s mega-budget adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ classic Martian Tales Trilogy. You can watch them here below.
In the first clip Carter (Taylor Kitsch) has his first encounter with Martian warlord Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe). The second is a scene between Kitsch and Lynn Collins, playing Dejah Thoris, where Carter’s dilemma becomes all too clear to him. The final scene shows Carter meeting for the first time Woola, a Martian creature known as a calot who will become the heroic Earthman’s faithful companion throughout the story.
These are some scenes, albeit a bit too dependent cutesy humor, but I’m still not sold on Kitsch’s performance as the iconic character Captain John Carter. He doesn’t seem to have much emotional range and his voice is low and flat, lacking dynamism. Still holding out for this movie especially since I just started reading A Princess of Mars in advance of the movie’s release.