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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Source of many claims the film is a ripoff of more recent fiction such as ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' and ''Film/TheLastSamurai''.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Source of many claims the film is a ripoff of more recent fiction such as ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' and ''Film/TheLastSamurai''. The book series its based on was first published in ''1912'' and in fact inspired many of the works ''John Carter'' was accused of ripping off; the trouble is that by the time the film adaptation came out in 2012 (a century later), almost everything about it had already been done in dozens of other works ingrained in pop culture.


* HilariousInHindsight: Matai Shang (played by Mark Strong) gives the traitor a weapon that acts like a GreenLanternRing. By this point, Mark played [[Film/GreenLantern Sinestro.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: Matai Shang (played by Mark Strong) gives the traitor a weapon that acts like a GreenLanternRing. By this point, Mark played [[Film/GreenLantern Sinestro.]]


* HarsherInHindsight: Another Sci-Fi film produced by Disney, ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}'', also bombed at the box office, leading to the studios giving up on producing Sci-Fi films outside of Lucasfilm and Marvel Comics, and cancelling the highly anticipated sequel to ''Film/TronLegacy''. A lot of ''John Carter'' fans have taken pity on the ''Tron'' fans for this reason.

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* HarsherInHindsight: Another Sci-Fi film produced by Disney, ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}'', also bombed at the box office, leading to the studios giving up on producing Sci-Fi films outside of Lucasfilm and Marvel Comics, and cancelling the highly anticipated sequel to ''Film/TronLegacy''. A lot of ''John Carter'' fans have taken pity on the ''Tron'' fans for this reason. Then ''Film/{{Solo}}'' failed as well, dooming Lucasfilm to also be ScrewedByTheNetwork in favor of the highly-controversial Film/DisneyLiveActionRemakes. Pray for Marvel.


** The Tharks are designed here with faces that bear a passing resemblance to the Bewilderbeast of ''Film/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', especially Tal Hajus who is missing his left tusk just like Drago's Bewilderbeast after the climax.

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** The Tharks are designed here with faces that bear a passing resemblance to the Bewilderbeast of ''Film/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', especially Tal Hajus who is missing his left tusk just like Drago's Bewilderbeast after the climax.

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** The Tharks are designed here with faces that bear a passing resemblance to the Bewilderbeast of ''Film/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', especially Tal Hajus who is missing his left tusk just like Drago's Bewilderbeast after the climax.


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** And the White Apes. Picture a giant albino King Kong with six limbs, [[EyelessFace no eyes]] and a wide tusked mouth like a hippo, and a vicious temper to boot.


* SignatureScene: The scene where Carter fights off an entire ''army'' of Warhoons intercut with [[spoiler: his flashbacks to the death of his family]]. Even people who hated the movie frequently admit that it was an ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]'' scene, not to mention being extremely [[TearJerker powerful.]]

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* SignatureScene: The scene where Carter fights off an entire ''army'' of Warhoons intercut with [[spoiler: his flashbacks to the death of his family]]. Even people who hated the movie frequently admit that it was an ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome ''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome awesome]]'' scene, not to mention being extremely [[TearJerker powerful.]]


* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Some people who didn't want to watch the movie said they couldn't buy into the premise of a former Confederate soldier who goes to Mars and dresses like Conan.

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* AudienceAlienatingPremise: Some people who didn't want to watch the movie said they couldn't buy into the premise of a former Confederate soldier who goes to Mars and dresses like Conan. Furthermore, the source material has been copied so much that the official adaptation succumbed to SeinfeldIsUnfunny.


** As noted on the trivia page, Director Andrew Stanton insisted on using "Kashmir" by Music/LedZeppelin in the trailers, but Disney refused, believing that a 30 year old rock song wouldn't appeal to the younger male audience the film was intended for. 5 years later, ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' would heavily feature "The Immigrant Song", an older song by the same band, and not only was a critical success, but it also wound up making '''over 10 times''' what ''John Carter'' made

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** As noted on the trivia page, Director Andrew Stanton insisted on using "Kashmir" by Music/LedZeppelin in the trailers, but Disney refused, believing that a 30 year old rock song wouldn't appeal to the younger male audience the film was intended for. 5 years later, ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' would heavily feature "The Immigrant Song", an older song by the same band, and not only was a critical success, but it also wound up making '''over 10 3 times''' what ''John Carter'' mademade, and 3 years before ''Ragnarok'', there was ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', which was filled with various other songs that were either as old as or a few years shy of "Kashmir", and it also made roughly around 3 times what ''John Carter'' made.


* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=butMdidqqCs The end credit suite.]]

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=butMdidqqCs The end credit suite.]]



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: From the aliens, to the backdrops of Mars, the film packs an amazing visual flair. Appropriate due to the fact that the director is from Pixar.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: From the aliens, to the backdrops of Mars, the film packs an amazing visual flair. Appropriate due to the fact that the director is from Pixar.

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** As noted on the trivia page, Director Andrew Stanton insisted on using "Kashmir" by Music/LedZeppelin in the trailers, but Disney refused, believing that a 30 year old rock song wouldn't appeal to the younger male audience the film was intended for. 5 years later, ''Film/ThorRagnarok'' would heavily feature "The Immigrant Song", an older song by the same band, and not only was a critical success, but it also wound up making '''over 10 times''' what ''John Carter'' made


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** One of the Martian cities is called Helium. Try not to think of HeliumSpeech every time it is mentioned.
** The title becomes this when you find out that the only reason it's called that is because [[ExecutiveMeddling studio executives thought a film with "Mars" in its title wouldn't perform well at the box office]]. Because everyone wants to see a film about some guy called John Carter, right? Plus, following the executives' logic, anyone who ''would'' be swayed by the title alone would start watching the film only to find that the action takes place on... Mars!

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{{Narm}}: One of the Martian cities is called Helium. Try not to think of HeliumSpeech every time it is mentioned.
** The title becomes this when you find out that the only reason it's called that is because [[ExecutiveMeddling studio executives thought a film with "Mars" in its title wouldn't perform well at the box office]]. Because everyone wants to see a film about some guy called John Carter, right? Plus, following the executives' logic, anyone who ''would'' be swayed by the title alone would start watching the film only to find that the action takes place on... Mars!
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* TheWoobie: Sola.

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* %%* TheWoobie: Sola.


** The title becomes this when you find out that the only reason it's called that is because [[ExecutiveMeddling studio executives thought a film with "Mars" in its title wouldn't perform well at the box office]]. Because everyone wants to see a film about some guy called John Carter, right?

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** The title becomes this when you find out that the only reason it's called that is because [[ExecutiveMeddling studio executives thought a film with "Mars" in its title wouldn't perform well at the box office]]. Because everyone wants to see a film about some guy called John Carter, right?right? Plus, following the executives' logic, anyone who ''would'' be swayed by the title alone would start watching the film only to find that the action takes place on... Mars!


* {{Narm}}: One of the Martian cities is called Helium. Try not to think of HeliumSpeech every time it is mentioned.

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One of the Martian cities is called Helium. Try not to think of HeliumSpeech every time it is mentioned.



* NightmareFuel: The cries of the just-hatched baby Tharks are... unsettling, to say the least...

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The cries of the just-hatched baby Tharks are... unsettling, to say the least...


* EnsembleDarkhorse: Woola.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Woola.[[BadassAdorable Woola]] and [[LoveableRogue Kantos Kan.]]

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