Taylor Kitsch, star of John Carterreflects on the film’s failure at the box office and the life it has taken since its release. John Carter was released in 2012, with WALL E Y Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton at the helm. The film adapted the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story. A princess from Mars, with Kitsch playing the hero John Carter. The Kitsch star was on the rise at the time, having appeared on X-Men Origins: Wolverine with Hugh Jackman and starring Friday night lights. Kitsch was played by an impeccable cast, including Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Haden Church, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds and James Purefoy.
John Carter it was an expensive gamble by Disney, which had hoped to launch a franchise and shelled out $250 million for the film’s budget. The end product was a heavily CGI-driven action-adventure extravaganza that failed to attract audiences. Critics and viewers seemed to agree with the film, with both offering middling reviews calling the film funny but uneven. However, franchises have survived bad reviews before, and ultimately the final nail in John CarterThe coffin was the poor performance at the box office. It opened with just $30 million before finishing with just over $73 million domestically. While the film earned a worldwide box office total of $284 million, with the additional high marketing costs, John Carter it was still a misfire.
During rant on screenKitsch’s exclusive interview, the actor reflects positively on John Carter despite negative reception at the time of its release. Although it was difficult at the time, Kitsch feels good about his experience now. Check out Kitsch’s comments on John Carter down:
“Aww, thanks man. I also appreciate your support. I’m always flattered. That showed me, and I learned an incredible amount from that movie. I still have a great relationship with that movie, which says a lot. I have no ill will.” Not at all, I learned a lot, man. And I made huge strides personally and professionally through it. It hurt, obviously, at the time, but in hindsight, I wouldn’t change a thing, to be honest. It’s what it is, we all have those moments. .. It’s funny when people stop and talk about JC and his kids and see him with his kids and all that. That’s what it was for, you know, it was fun.”
Disney has dealt with other big-budget bombshells that were destined to become franchises. For example, there was The world of tomorrowof The Incredibles director Brad Bird and starring George Clooney, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which was panned by critics and received backlash for casting Jake Gyllenhaal as the lead. Still, as Kitsch points out with John Carter, these films are able to have a second life with parents showing their children and people discovering them after losing them in theaters. In the broadcast age, it seems that nothing is gone forever, and many have come to see John Carter in a more positive light over the years. Knowing that Kitsch has seen the rise of this cult following and appreciates it only makes it better.
John Carter Unfortunately, it wasn’t Kitsch’s only miss in 2012, either. That year, the actor starred in the critically panned. Battleship, which was based on the board game and had a similarly high budget, although it again failed to meet expectations at the box office. Still, Kitsch has seen his career bounce back, going on to star in true detective, wacoY terminal list. Therefore, while John Carter can be remembered as a failure, Kitsch is still happy to have had the experience.