If you just sit there and watch John Carter without a bug up your ass, it isn’t that awful. It’s a bore and a wash, but it’s vigorous and persistent and reasonably well done. Lots of money blown, etc. But there’s no getting rid of that bug. There’s nothing fresh or vital or original about any of it. It doesn’t need to be seen because it’s all been done and seen before. But if you can lower your standards, it’s not that painful. It just lasts too long.
Taylor Kitsch in John Carter