10 Reasons Why Marvel Studios Fans Don't Like John Carter

9. John Carter Isn€™t A Prequel Or Trailer For Something Else

3_nick fury

Thanks for sticking with me on this True Believers. I don€™t know about you all, but when I watched John Carter, I had no idea what was coming next. It was so irritating to watch a movie that way. Sure, I could have been just watched it and taken it in, or read the books first, but even though they€™re mostly simple pulp narratives, it would have been way too time-consuming to get through what with their lack of pictures. Where is the expected buildup toward what I already know what they€™re building toward? I want to know the bigger picture, who John Carter will be fighting four years from now dammit! I don€™t want vague foundations for a sequel I have to actually see to fully know what they€™re talking about. With Captain America, I knew he was the first Avenger before I even had to see it while treading water to get through to the Avengers. The filmmakers were lucky I was watching a Marvel Studios movie, or I wouldn€™t have taken too kindly to their actually taking the time to make me care about the character of Steve Rogers. In Iron Man 2, I knew something big was brewing on the horizon outside of Tony€™s admittedly cool storyline, and with my years of comic book expertise, observant ear, and seeing that hammer, I was able to put things together, even though it wasn€™t really related to Iron Man. That€™s what I like. I want a movie with my Easter eggs. John Carter, on the other hand, wasn€™t just the first piece of a larger narrative, but also a self-contained story. I don€™t have time for that. And the actors didn€™t even bother to hold my attention visually€

Ian Boucher is many things when he is not writing for WhatCulture.com -- explorer, friend of nature, and librarian. He enjoys stories of many kinds and is fascinated with what different mediums can bring to them. He has developed particular affections for movies and comic books, especially the ones that need more attention, taking them absolutely seriously with a sense of humor. He constantly strives to build his understanding of the relationships between world cultures, messages, and audiences.