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Princess of Mars (2009)

Video  -  Sci-Fi | Thriller | War  -  29 December 2009 (USA)
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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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Title was renamed to John Carter Of Mars on recent releases. See more »

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As Tars, John, and the Princess approach the pumping station, you can see the neck part of Tars' mask riding above his clothes. It can be seen multiple times as the conversation switches back and forth. But once they arrive inside the station, his "skin" is once again tucked back under his clothes. See more »

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Just kill me
6 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't tell you how badly I wanted to like this movie. Wait...let me start again. I can't tell you how badly I wanted this to be a movie I liked. It's like they didn't even try.

The character of John Carter is all but unrecognizable. The character of Dejah Thoris is like some Mad TV parody only not funny and who is that old lady they got to play her? Are you kidding me?

A lot of people have compared this to other movies, particularly Avatar. It's a bad comparison. Better to compare it to the original offerings from the Syfi network then at least we would know what league we were playing in. This could still have been salvaged had it at least not been boring, but it was.

I will not call it the worst movie ever as so many others have, but I will say that even within the obviously limited budget the creators of this film had to work with, they could have done far better.


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