In preparation of watching the upcoming John Carter (2012), I toke the trouble to find and watch the direct-to-DVD Princess of Mars (2009), as both are based on the same 1912 novel. This low-budget movie was shot in 12 days only!
As a sci-fi movie, it contains some special effects which range from acceptable (1 or 2 scenes) to really bad (most of the scenes), and cannot be compared to the special effects in good TV shows like Primeval. I don’t care about the bad acting in such a low budget movie as long as it has a good story. Unfortunately, its screenplay is poor and many important things are not explained. There are a few combat sequences, but none of them are exciting. Pacing is bad too. It has the ugliest princess I’ve seen in a movie, who is a former porn star at the age of 41. Summary: boring crap.