"John Carter" is one of those movies that can be enjoyed if you go into it with the right mentality. If you just look at it as another conventional epic that's only purpose is to show off some cool special effects, or you want a high spectacle/low plot ratio, then you'll likely find the movie to be agreeable enough. The problem is it should've been more. Armed with a $250,000,000 budget and a lot talent (behind and in front of the camera), it should've bitch slapped us with the golden arm of cinema. But it didn't and in the end, it's just another CGI-fest, high on spectacle and low on everything else.