Well, John Carter has opened and has received a decidely mixed response from critics and audiences alike. At this stage, it looks unlikely it will recover it’s budget but that aside, the film really isn’t as bad as its being made out to be. It was clearly a passion project for its director Andrew Stanton but it appears his Disney employers have done their best to interfere and sabotage the success of the project through its confused marketing – dropping ‘from Mars‘ from it’s title for example- and putting it through an unneccessary 3-D conversion. However, I mostly enjoyed it with some reservations and you can read my full review which is now up on the Film Ireland website.