Monday, August 15, 2016

Good Movie - John Carter (Warlord of Mars) 2012

2012 Movie poster
Last weekend we told you about Edgar Rice Burroughs "Tarzan." Today we're telling you about one of his other famous characters, "John Carter, Warlord of Mars."

RENT IT!  - The movie "John Carter" came out in 2012 and we never got a chance to see it. We thought it was a GOOD movie and worth seeing. Admittedly, it was a little slow once John Carter arrived on Mars and got situated, but it was enjoyable.

COMICS - Like Tarzan, we enjoy watching handsome, half naked heroes. :)  In fact, in the 1970s, I collected and read the Marvel Comic "John Carter, Warlord of Mars." 
 
Marvel Comics' John Carter
WHAT IS IT ABOUT? Transported to Barsoom (another name for Mars in the story), a Civil War vet (John Carter) discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall alien barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.

John Carter is a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars).  The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

TRAILER: https://youtu.be/6Rf55GTEZ_E

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next