Taylor Kitsch Lays John Carter to Rest

"'I’m very proud of John Carter. Box office doesn’t validate me as a person, or as an actor. [...] I’d love to go do John Carter 2. I really would. It’s just shitty I don’t get to work with the [John Carter] family. It really was a special thing." [EW]


  • 2+2=5 says:

    The main problem with this movie, as I see it, is exactly him, well, mostly him. Both Prince of Persia and John Carter misunderstood which male super ego is going to appeal for the audience, both male and female. Whatever Disney holds as current representation of the manhood is wrong, since in both movies they cast a male figures that couldn't work - not as admiration icon for men, nor as sexual object for women. Both just look anemic and dull, with that unpractical long hair, short necks and unconvincing gestures. They are not what could be generally accepted as world saving heroes in most common perception. This is why the marketing team couldn't find a way to present Taylor to the audience as a hero, his presence just didn't fit into familiar social patterns of male icon. And same goes, for example, for that Ryan Reynolds guy, although different company. Non familiar faces doesn't help either, but that is less important.
    The Disney aesthetics that they are pushing over their channels, whether some Jonas or any other emo f*gs, are just light food for teenage girls, grown ups still see male ego and concepts of manhood differently. The characteristics that "real men" possess, men that can star in lead roles of epic action movies involving large usage of testosterone, differ from what Disney are imagining they are. Don't blame me, this is how the archetypes for masses work.
    The success overseas is just because of the movie itself, foreign crowd really likes huge Hollywood epics with special effects. Which brings to another reason for a failure - the movie itself is just not that good.

    • Sarah says:

      I can't speak to the rest of your argument or for the rest of the ladies out there, but Taylor seriously, seriously works as a sexual object for me.

      • 2+2=5 says:

        Well, naturally it works on some people. Besides, Woody Allen was once considered as sex symbol in his time by some women too.