Former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is inexplicably transported to Mars, where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in an epic conflict amongst the planet's inhabitants, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people lies in his hands.
Based on the classic sci-fi novel "A Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
excellent movie - hope they continue the series.
great flick, not sure why critics panned it. found it entertaining beginning to end. to those who compare this to star wars and other sci-fi stories, guess what, they got those ideas from this century old series. i read the whole series as a teen and loved it then and love it still. god i hope they turn the rest into movies as good as this one :)