History Film / JohnCarter

3rd Nov '17 6:50:50 PM DustSnitch
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* BadassPrincess: Dejah again.
28th Dec '16 9:07:14 AM VVK
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* FramingDevice: Most of the story is told in John Carter's journal, being read by Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.



* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: John's nephew (and SecretKeeper) is Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.
28th Dec '16 8:43:04 AM VVK
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* ClassicalAntihero: John Carter starts out as a decidedly unheroic character because he simply doesn't give a damn about much of anything. He does finally pick a cause, however.

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* ClassicalAntihero: John Carter starts out as a decidedly unheroic character because he simply doesn't give a damn about much of anything.anything -- unless he sees someone being the underdog and in direct danger. He does finally pick a cause, however.
28th Dec '16 8:34:51 AM VVK
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* ActionGirl: Dejah Thoris.

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* ActionGirl: Dejah Thoris.Thoris knows how to fight in this version.



* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The book explains that all Barsoomians are mildly telepathic, with some individuals having more dramatic abilities; this is why Carter is able to learn the Barsoomian language quite easily. The movie has Sola teach him the language telepathically, but the only explanation she gives is that she's using the "voice of Barsoom", and Barsoomian telepathy is otherwise not mentioned.

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* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The book explains that all Barsoomians are mildly telepathic, with some individuals having more dramatic abilities; this is why Carter is able to learn the Barsoomian language quite easily. The movie has Sola teach him the language telepathically, but the only explanation she gives is that she's using the "voice of Barsoom", and Barsoomian telepathy is otherwise not mentioned. The Therns use telepathy, but it's natural to think it's special to them as SufficientlyAdvancedAliens.
10th Nov '16 4:59:16 PM PaulA
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*** Both somewhat justified by the UniversalTranslator elixir John drinks early in the movie... the creatures have their own names, more than likely, it's just that these would be the closest Earth equivalents.
10th Nov '16 9:32:09 AM Twoeyesshort
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*** Both somewhat justified by the UniversalTranslator elixir John drinks early in the movie... the creatures have their own names, more than likely, it's just that these would be the closest Earth equivalents.
6th Nov '16 4:11:33 AM RoryKurago
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* BelligerentSexualTension: John and Dejah. When Dejah looks closely at John to work out an explanation for his jumping abilities and strength, Sola lampshades it: "There will be time for playfulness later!"

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* BelligerentSexualTension: John and Dejah. When Dejah looks closely at John to work out an explanation for his jumping abilities and strength, slapping him on the butt in an attempt to make him jump, Sola lampshades it: this: "There will be time for playfulness later!"
1st Nov '16 8:12:56 AM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Matai Shang is knowledgeable enough about Earth to figure out where John is from by his Southern accent and the use of the word "sir".
1st Nov '16 7:55:51 AM ChronoLegion
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* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Matai Shang is knowledgeable enough about Earth to figure out where John is from by his Southern accent and the use of the word "sir".
1st Nov '16 7:51:52 AM ChronoLegion
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* GeniusBruiser: [[spoiler:After his banishment to Earth]], John Carter reveals his intellectual side, studying ancient cultures and pulling off a masterfully executed BatmanGambit.

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* GeniusBruiser: [[spoiler:After his banishment to Earth]], John Carter reveals his intellectual side, studying ancient cultures and pulling off a masterfully executed BatmanGambit. He also knows enough about astronomy to figure out where he is by comparing notes with Dejah.
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