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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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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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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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During the first spiderling attack the collar and chain vanishes from around Carter's neck and then reappears. See more »

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Referenced in Celebrity Sex Tape (2012) See more »

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Maybe the key to happiness is low expectations
1 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd read some pretty brutal stuff about this flick and was happy to find an entirely competent and often clever b-movie. Admittedly, I was a huge Edgar Rice Burroughs fan as a kid, but I'm not sure that didn't prime me to dislike the movie.

It wasn't a big budget movie, but I think the money they had was well spent. The special effects were not the center of the film but they didn't detract from the story either. The acting was surprisingly unembarrassing and I personally found the dialog very good. The updating of the story was subtle and funny.

One of the other reviewers said this isn't the film we were waiting for, and I suppose that' right. It is, though, the film we got. All in all, it struck me as a sincere labor of love that did credit to the memory of Burroughs himself, the master of the pulps.


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