History Film / JohnCarter

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.
31st Oct '16 3:26:25 PM StFan
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!!The film includes the following tropes:

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!!The film includes the following tropes:!!''John Carter'' provides examples of:



* BookEnds: The first word spoken in the movie is "Mars." The last is "Barsoom" (the name for the planet in the Martian language).

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* BookEnds: The first word spoken in the movie is "Mars." "Mars". The last is "Barsoom" (the name for the planet in the Martian language).



* ChainPain: How John deals with one of the white apes.



* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: John Carter willingly fought for the Confederacy in the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]]. But with the South's defeat [[spoiler:and his first wife's death]], he basically ceased to give a damn about everything. [[spoiler:Until he found a worthy cause in Mars.]]



* HumanoidAbomination: The Therns give off this vibe.
* HumongousMecha: Zodanga walks along across the martian surface on hundreds of giant legs



* LightningBruiser: Thanks to the {{Heavyworlder}} effect, John can leap incredible heights AND pack a hefty punch. Then there's Woola, who has SuperSpeed and enough weight to hold John in place (no easy feat given his abilities on Mars). Combine those two and you have a missile made of meat and teeth.

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* LightningBruiser: LightningBruiser:
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Thanks to the {{Heavyworlder}} effect, John can leap incredible heights AND pack a hefty punch. punch.
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Then there's Woola, who has SuperSpeed and enough weight to hold John in place (no easy feat given his abilities on Mars). Combine those two and you have a missile made of meat and teeth.



* OneHitKO: [[spoiler:Tal Hajus]] against John; [[JustifiedTrope justified]], given his abilities. Earlier, done by John to an unlucky Thark -- accidentally, as he's not in full control of his abilities yet.

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* OneHitKO: [[spoiler:Tal Hajus]] against John; [[JustifiedTrope justified]], given his abilities. Earlier, OneHitKO:
** Early on,
done by John to an unlucky Thark -- accidentally, as he's not in full control of his abilities yet.yet.
** [[spoiler:Tal Hajus]] against John; {{justified|Trope}}, given his abilities.



* PatrioticFervor[=/=]DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: He willingly fought for the Confederacy in the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]]. But with the South's defeat [[spoiler:and his first wife's death]], he basically ceased to give a damn about everything. [[spoiler:Until he found a worthy cause in Mars.]]



** The movie retains the spirit of the books, but considerably reduces what is now "incorrect" to mention from a hundred-year old story (example from ''A Princess Of Mars'' about John: "We all loved him, and our slaves fairly worshipped the ground he trod").

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** The movie retains the spirit of the books, but considerably reduces what is now "incorrect" to mention from a hundred-year old story (example from ''A Princess Of of Mars'' about John: "We all loved him, and our slaves fairly worshipped worshiped the ground he trod").



* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: One of the White Martians tries something like this near the end.

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* %%* ShapeshifterGuiltTrip: One of the White Martians tries something like this near the end.



* SpiderTank: Zodanga walks along across the martian surface on hundreds of giant legs.



* TimeSkip: By the time John Carter [[spoiler: gets banished back to Earth, Colonel Powell is little more than a decaying skeleton, while John himself is covered in a thick layer of sand and dust]], implying that he'd been away for at least months.

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* TimeSkip: By the time John Carter [[spoiler: gets [[spoiler:gets banished back to Earth, Colonel Powell is little more than a decaying skeleton, while John himself is covered in a thick layer of sand and dust]], implying that he'd been away for at least months.



* WhipItGood[=/=]ChainPain: How John deals with one of the white apes.
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