Re: I really want _John Carter_ to be a good movie
This reminds me how important it is to frame a problem within a common reference.
Given that this is a $250 million film, was a 'competent' film in which 'some parts were pretty cool' and 'never boring' adequate? Did it look like a $250 million film? Was it cast appropriately to support that big a budget?
Unfortunately for Stanton, due to the budget there are some aspects of this film and marketing campaign that absolutely 'had to be there.' A very high bar was set.