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Just had an opportunity to view Disney's new movie based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's novel "John Carter of Mars" -- the first in a series (books, not movies). I read and enjoyed the entire series 50 years ago -- yep, I am that old. What a delight it was to watch a movie devoid of hidden meanings and subtle political messages. John Carter was free of the concerns of how Rabid Republicans are going to over come the ills caused by soft democrats or the rants of political hacks willing to say anything (and i think sell their mother's just to get their political party's nomination). It was a chance to forget, for 2 hours and 12 minutes, the world where the presidency is open for grabs by not the most qualified, but the one with the deepest pockets. I needed this movie and it served me well, following as it did the plot of hero faces challenge, meets a beautiful woman of equal charm, bravery, wit and fighting skills with whom he can fight the "good fight" to overcome evil only to be challenged for the object of his affection, meet the challenges, overcome them and, in the end triumph. Simple story from less complex times and the best way I could imagine to escape the reality of our world momentarily to recharge my batteries. I enjoyed the movie, the acting and the special effects -- I enjoyed everything about the movie and would encourage you to see it, too. The 3D effects aren't bad, either. In my book, for a way to escape on a cloudy, chilly and damp weekend, I give it a 10 out of 10.
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