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.
The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
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
Andrew Stanton often rejected marketing ideas from the studio, according to those who worked on the film, and used his own ideas instead. For example, he ignored criticism that using Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir", a song recorded in 1974, in the trailer would make it seem less current to the contemporary younger audiences that the film was seeking. He also chose billboard imagery that failed to resonate with prospective audiences, did not include the name of writer Edgar Rice Burroughs in advertisement, left out most of the romantic subplot from the trailer that might have attracted female moviegoers, and put together a preview reel that did not get a strong reception from a convention audience. See more »
Throughout the movie, Dejah Thoris's name is pronounced Deh-jah. According to Edgar Rice Burroughs's own notes, the name is supposed to be pronounced Dee-jah. See more »
You mad fool! You're not from Earth! There are no Gates of Iss! I only told you what you wanted to hear so you'd get us out! Stop! I can't! I cannot marry him!
Can't marry who?
The Zodanga Jeddak you fought. Sab Than. He offered a truce to my father in exchange for my hand.
The Jeddak of Helium. She is a princess.
A princess of Mars. How about that? A princess who didn't wanna get married, so she ran away.
Is that all there is to this story?
No! I didn't run away! ...
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The Disney castle logo at the beginning and end is tinted a deep blood red. See more »
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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