Monday, March 12, 2012
Anyway, unless you're an ERB purist who will see any deviation from the Holy Text of his original novels as a heresy, I can recommend this movie and encourage you to see it. For that matter, I think it's important that genre fans come out in force, as much as possible, and spread the word through grassroots. I'd love to see this movie become a sleeper hit. As far as I'm concerned, it was better acted, had better dialogue and plot, and offered better spectacle than Avatar or Star Wars either one--yet unfortunately, it'll most likely be consigned to the bin of "vaguely similar expensive flops." Hardly seems fair for a movie adaptation of the book that basically "started" science fiction as we know it.