After my post a few weeks ago about the trainwreck of a movie, "John Carter," I decided to read the source material written by Edgar Rice Burroughs almost 100 years ago. The plot in the book was very straightforward. You might even say that it was laughably predictable, but then you realize that it was probably this book that set the standard for the "damsel in distress" genre (especially in a science fiction framework). I don't know why Disney had to screw around so much with the plot. Perhaps they borrowed bits from the other "John Carter" books. *shrugs* All I know is that if they had stayed truer to the book it might not have been such a box office bomb. *laughs* On the other paw people might have complained that it was too much like "Star Wars" or especially "Avatar" although Lucas probably got a lot of ideas from Burroughs.