Tonight, I had the pleasure of taking my two boys to see a preview of the Disney movie JOHN CARTER in 3D. It was Star Wars meets Pirates of the Caribbean meets Gladiator meets Flash Gordon — and when all of those meet up together you get a really fun movie, with all of the accoutrements that young children like (sword fights, flying machines, aliens) and all of the eye candy that mom and dad like (Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins). It was a science fiction movie that is easy enough for a 7 year old to “get” and had enough creatures and the like to keep a 4 year old smiling. I don’t know that I would have gone to see this movie without my boys (my husband might), although there was a nice love-story subplot, but children will be sure to love it — my (almost) 7 year old gave me a big hug at the end and exclaimed, “Mom, this is the best movie you’ve ever taken me to! I love you!”
Thank you, John Carter.