Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What's Next for Andrew Stanton, Director of 'John Carter'?

For this week's IFC Fix piece, I did some thinking about Pixar's Andrew Stanton, who (as I've mentioned before) I really like as a filmmaker. That's why I got no pleasure in disliking his latest film, John Carter: I was really pulling for the guy to prove everyone wrong. My article looks back at the making of John Carter and theorizes on how it might have all gone wrong for Stanton. It's pure conjecture, I grant you, but I do think John Carter is a classic cautionary tale about the age-old mistakes that confident, smart people make all the time in Hollywood.