My verdict: This wasn't a fantastic film, but I did generally enjoy it. None of the things that they changed from the book bothered me terribly. And the Therns come across as more menacing here than they did in the books. For the most part the acting was pretty good, but I felt like the actors for John Carter  and Dejah Thoris were miscast—neither of them had enough on-screen presence to carry their parts. And their characters' romance was rather superficial; it could've been developed better. I thought the computer animation of the Green Martians (especially the babies), thoats, and Woola were fabulous. The footage of southern Utah (standing in for Mars) was also spectacular. Overall I would say that it was a better movie that most critics made it out to be.
 Read my review Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 3D here.
 Read my review of A Princess of Mars here.
 Read my review of The Gods of Mars here.
 However, I thought the partial journey down the River Iss was unnecessary, unclear, and
 For one thing, Taylor Kitsch's beard looked terrible.
Sunrise on Mars is by NASA and exists in the public domain. It is available at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA14293.