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Film review: The movie 'John Carter' is as forgettable as the title
When the Disney folks decided to drop the last two words from the title “John Carter of Mars,” they were left with the blandest, least informative name of any big-budget film in living memory. Sure, “Shrek” and “Forrest Gump” were equally uninformative, but at least they sounded unusual. “John Carter,” on the other hand, is one iota more distinctive than (the nonexistent) Jack Smith or Jim Johnson. There's a reason Spielberg and Lucas gave Prof. Hank Jones a colorful nickname.
By Andy Klein
March 9, 2012