in short, thumbs up. Will probably get this on bluray-3d for my home collection.
I've read that this was converted but decided to go see it anyway and I'm glad I did. I was very happy with both the action/story as well as the 3d. Every movie needs some forgiveness and some of the close-ups look a little flat but overall, the conversion was still pretty darn good. 3D version was worth it for me over 2D. I sat close enough so the screen filled my view so maybe that helped. Anyway, some story elements also need forgiving/overlooking so it's good to remember that this was written long ago by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the inventor of Tarzan and this has a little Tarzan flavor to it.
Will you like it?
I don't know, I seem to like everything but "Howard the Duck". I liked all six of the Star Wars movies so if you're as easily pleased as me, you should like this too, not that this is like Star Wars, but it's grand / expansive / fantastic in many scenes and I'm a sucker for arena combat with monsters. Beyond that, there's some nice interpersonal relationship scenes going on here too. I think this is one of those movies that you can judge beforehand if you will like it. Basically if it looks like the kind of movie you would like, then you will probably like it.
This was based on "Princess of Mars" and you can get a free text version copy from the Gutenberg Project: www.gutenberg.org
If you search for "of Mars" and "Rice" then you'll find four more stories by ERB: "Gods of Mars", "Warlord of Mars", "Chessmen of Mars", and "Thuvia, Maid of Mars".
Enjoy them if you can,
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