A History of Disrespect

In “honor” of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, I have been re-linking to my now somewhat (in)famous editorial for Daily Grindhouse about The Weinstein Company’s campaign to marginalize and minimize Asian action cinema … only to find that the Daily Grindhouse site is M.I.A. … maybe temporarily, maybe forever. In any case, thought
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Who Killed John Carter?

… and, maybe more importantly, why? Because make no mistake. John Carter did not die naturally. First he was murdered by the title. Based generally on Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs’s John Carter of Mars “Barsoom” books, and specifically on the A Princess of Mars novel, Disney, in their wisdom, not only lopped “Mars” from
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