John Carter

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  137 min.
Release Date: March 9, 2012
DVD: June 5, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 4.04
based on 286 votes and 89 reviews
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Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Haden Church, Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer

Synopsis

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.

Director: Andrew Stanton
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Producer(s): Colin Wilson, Jim Morris, Lindsey Collins
Screenplay: Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon
Official Site: JohnCarterArrives.com

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  • 5 stars "This movie definitelly doesn´t deserve the bad reviews from the critics. As for the Star Wars or Avatar influence, it´s in fact the other way because John Carter is based on books about 100 years old! These books were before Star Wars and it´s very likely that Lucas took some inspiration from them. Cameron even said in some interview he wanted to create a story somewhat similar to adventures of John Carter. Why this movie didn´t succeed is beyond my understanding because it´s much better than Star Wars prequels."
  • 4 stars "Funny sci-fi fairytale with cool aliens and alien creatures. Somewhat reminds me of Star Wars world."
  • 1 star "awful"