Silver Linings Playback 8 – John Carter


Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre are continuing their quest to watch maligned movies in hopes of finding a silver lining.

For the month of June, they are watching blockbuster films that were meant to be the start of franchises … but weren’t.

This week, they watch John Carter, a sci-fi epic based on a series of books by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Civil War veteran John Carter accidentally ends up on Mars (or, uh, Barsoom) in the midst of the planet’s own civil war. It’s a film that tanked at the box office in 2012, but together Joel and Andy will find its silver lining.

Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott

John Carter

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