March 14, 2012, 10:11 a.m.
What do you get when you mix Disney's monetary clout with a classic Edgar Rice Burroughs story, an esteemed Pixar director, and enough visual eye candy to shake your stick at? You'd expect a hit, right? Uh, not exactly. John Carter, the $250-million-plus epic Martian sci-fi romp directed by Andrew Stanton (Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Wall-E) definitely seems headed for mega-flopdom (and, judging by its dismal weekend gross, is already on its way). Why? Read on!