I enjoyed John Carter despite how much it didn’t want me to. It’s not that it didn’t have problems, because it had enough to fill a college thesis. Perhaps being the first big blockbuster in a while, I allowed myself to get caught up in the adventure of it. The aliens looked cool but not remarkable, but their vessels were pretty nifty. But some of them were awful. And the plot was overly complicated yet thematically contrived. The more I think about it, the more problems I find, so I’d better stop thinking about it. That’s probably not a good marketing strategy for them.