Taylor Kitsch never saw 'John Carter' as failure

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (PTI) Actor Taylor Kitsch believes his 2012 sci-fi feature 'John Carter' received 'knee-jerk' reaction from the public upon its release but over the years, people have warmed up to it.

The 38-year-old actor, who next stars alongside Chadwick Boseman in '21 Bridges', told The Hollywood Reporter that the film had a 'mini-resurgence' ever since it hit streaming platform Netflix.

'I think it got another life when it went on Netflix not long ago, maybe a year ago or something, but, yes, to be blunt. People stop me all the time for that, especially in Europe. It’s had a little mini-resurgence.

'Maybe, at the time, it was more of a knee-jerk reaction of 'Let’s see how we can bury this and everyone that has a part in it.' Over time, I think you take a breath and understand that it is what it is ... I guess people who watch it now for the first time can take a lot more away from it than people did at first,' Kitsch said.

Despite the poor reviews and bad audience reaction, the actor said he never considered the Andrew Stanton-directed movie to be a failure.

'It’s always flattering, and I learned a ton on that movie. I honestly don’t see it as a failure. I have great memories from it, and I still talk to a bunch of the cast. It is what it is, right?' Kitsch said.

'John Carter' was based on 'Barsoom' series of novels by author Edgar Rice Burroughs. The film also featured Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West, and Willem Dafoe. PTI RB RB