I watched the film John Carter yesterday and found it to be very interesting. The names of the various factions and places in the opening scene were a difficult to follow, but soon thereafter it became fairly effortless. The story was well done and did not seem to leave any gaps or questions about what or why events transpired as they did. I enjoyed the character development and interaction. There was plenty of action and the effects were believable under the portrayed circumstances. The character and technological designs did a good job of depicting a world that was alien and very different from our own. Over all I liked John Carter. It was fun to watch and I recommend it to my friends and fans. I give it an 8 out of 10.
Disclaimer: I have not actually read 'A Princess of Mars' by Edgar Rice Burroughs so I have no idea how closely the movie follows the book/Barsoom series. I downloaded it onto my Kindle months ago, but have not gotten around to reading it yet.