Some more news so I'll cut to it. First The John Carter Files is reporting that John Carter actually saw a brief rise at the Tuesday box office from Monday and has some comparisons to other movies here http://thejohncarterfiles.com/2012/03/john-carter-box-office-watch-is-unexpected-mon-tue-uptick-a-sign-of-strength/. Possibly that word of mouth is helping which is some good news.
Also another defense has shown up online, this time from "Mr. Beaks" at Aint It Cool News who talks about the press-and how some like the New York Times actually got their reporting wrong and how instead of ripping apart John Carter and Andrew Stanton we should save our vitriol for those who deserve it. And I agree-yes complain about John Carter, that's great. But save your hatred for those who truly deserve it. You can read his thoughts at http://www.aintitcool.com/node/54267