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John Carter (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 9 March 2012 (USA)
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Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.

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Storyline

John Carter, a Civil War veteran, who in 1868 was trying to live a normal life, is "asked" by the Army to join, but he refuses so he is locked up. He escapes, and is pursued. Eventually they run into some Indians, and there's a gunfight. Carter seeks refuge in a cave. While there, he encounters someone who is holding some kind of medallion. When Carter touches it, he finds himself in a place where he can leap incredible heights, among other things. He later encounters beings he has never seen before. He meets a woman who helps him to discover that he is on Mars, and he learns there's some kind of unrest going on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Lost in Our World. Found in Another.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action | See all certifications »

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9 March 2012 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,180,188, 11 March 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,078,100

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$284,139,100
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's final budget was some $20 million more than James Cameron spent on Avatar (2009). See more »

Goofs

During the fight after the wedding John Carter grabs two Zodangan swords of the ground. In the battle with Sab Than they get slashed by Sab Than down to the hilt. After he jumps away John Carter gets caught by Sab Than and falls. When Sab Than holds his 9th ray sword to the face of John Carter there is only one hilt of the cut swords in John's right hand, the grip of an Helium sword instead of a Zodangan sword. See more »

Quotes

John Carter: Toxin, derived from a puffer fish, simulates death.
[Carter finds the medallion on Matai Shang's body]
Edgar Rice Burroughs: You never found the medallion?
John Carter: No. That's why I'm so grateful to you for bringing me one.
Edgar Rice Burroughs: I... I was just bait?
John Carter: No. You're far more than that. I really do need a protector. That is, if you're willing.
[Ned agrees and hugs Carter]
John Carter: Goodbye, Ned.
John Carter: [Carter turns to go into the mausoleum] Oh, and Ned. Take up a cause, fall in love, write a book.
John Carter: [about to close the mausoleum] It's time I went home.
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Crazy Credits

The Disney castle logo at the beginning and end is tinted a deep blood red. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.120 (2012) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Really enjoyed it
3 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

I did only have modest expectations of this film as the trailer reminded me a bit to much of Dune. Really surprised to find a film which had a good plot line (albeit cynics will liken it to Avatar-lite), well acted, reasonable characterisations, brilliant visuals and a surprisingly good hero figure in Taylor Kitsch. I saw the preview screening this morning - don't really care how much it cost to make - what I found was a big budget film that I really enjoyed from start to finish. My advice - don't follow the cynics and naysayers - see it for yourself. I will normally not go see 3D films (they give me a headache) but the 3D wasn't too intrusive on this one.


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