John Carter Released on iTunes Today
So, "John Carter" is available on iTunes as of today. Seems like it was in theatres for about a week before getting yanked. Seems to me that Disney totally fouled-up the marketing from what I saw especially as compared to all the clever marketing I've been seeing for "Prometheus" (less than a week's wait left on that). In any event, I never saw "John Carter" in theatre, so my question to readers is, do I rent or to I buy?
I am definitely a fan of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels. They're perhaps not the best works ever written, and start getting a bit repetitive if one (re)reads them all back-to-back as I recently did, but they certainly portray a fascinating and alien world much better than most. The character of John Carter himself is a hero par excellence, and his qualities as a gentleman make the novels must-reads for my sons when they come of age. I believe the Burroughs novels rightly belong in the "good books" programme offered by placed like Angelicum Academy (if we end up homeschooling, regardless of what programme we end up using, I plan to use this).
It is the characterization of John Carter that gives me the most pause with the film. I am wondering if they pulled it off, or if they felt the need to modernize him? Also, while it's one thing to read about all these naked people, it's another to watch them so I'm wondering how that was pulled-off and if it was done in a tasteful manner that for us scrupulous guilt-ridden Catholics doesn't present a "near occasion of sin".