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Princess of Mars (2009)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi, Thriller, War | Video 29 December 2009
When a solider in the middle east gets wounded in the line of duty, he is teleported to the planet Barsoom. There, he must face the hostile aliens to fight for his survival again.

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Dejah Thoris
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Saroh Kan
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Cornwell Sams
Rob Ullett ...
Hudson
Dean Kreyling ...
Atol Nard
Mohammad Kavianpour ...
Hosan
Jay Beyers ...
Thark Gordack
Ali Tagi Alexander ...
Jamal
Jonathan Footman ...
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John Carter (Antonio Sabato Jr.) is some kind of lone soldier in the middle east who looks at everyone through the scope on his rifle, until one day he gets shot a bunch of times and the government decides to reconstruct him on another planet for some reason. Naked and surrounded by hostile aliens, John Carter must fight for survival as aliens try to kill him and/or make him eat bugs. John Carter does NOT WANT TO EAT BUGS. Written by Matt Pierce

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Sci-Fi | Thriller | War

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29 December 2009 (USA)  »

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Released on December 29th, 2009 to capitalize on Avatar (2009), which was released in the U.S. on December 18th, 2009. Some claim that Avatar (2009) director James Cameron drew inspiration from the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, which Princess of Mars (2009) is also based upon. See more »

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A Craftsman logo is clearly visible on one of the items of hardware inside the power station on Mars. See more »

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Version of John Carter (2012) See more »

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What a travesty!
12 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If this film had only used different character names, I would have rated it higher, because it would have been a dumb, laughable Science Fiction flick, possibly even enjoyable at some "it's raining and there's nothing else to do" level. You get the feeling that the writer had read the first John Carter book a long, long time in the past and remembered the characters' names without remembering what the story was about, or even what a thark was supposed to look like (I'm sure that Burroughs' warrior tharks didn't have tusks that wobbled). This plot was silly; Burroughs' was engrossing. The biggest disappointment was Traci Lords. While it was her body that was ravaged in many films, here, it was her face that looked ravaged - she just looked so OLD. (Fortunately, I never expected her to know how to act, so I wasn't disappointed there.) The big sword fight seemed to be performed by two actors who'd never held a sword in their lives; all the intercutting didn't cancel that out (why couldn't they have used stunt men?). A truly bad film.


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