Jeremy of We Got This Covered wrote, "This might come as a surprise, but I actually really enjoyed John Carter. Unlike 99% of critics I found John Carter to be a refreshing and bold sci-fi adventure that I haven’t seen since the original Star Wars trilogy. It’s got fun characters, a light tone and some great storytelling. The only problem is the overabundance of story that director Andrew Stanton tries to tackle. Ultimately John Carter is a flawed science fiction epic and I’ll take it over the rest of Hollywood’s big-budget disasters, with shallow plots, uninteresting set pieces and the general risk-free environment most filmmakers operate in."