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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.

Director:

Andrew Stanton

Writers:

Andrew Stanton (screenplay by), Mark Andrews (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Kitsch ... John Carter
Lynn Collins ... Dejah Thoris
Samantha Morton ... Sola
Willem Dafoe ... Tars Tarkas
Thomas Haden Church ... Tal Hajus
Mark Strong ... Matai Shang
Ciarán Hinds ... Tardos Mors (as Ciaran Hinds)
Dominic West ... Sab Than
James Purefoy ... Kantos Kan
Bryan Cranston ... Powell
Polly Walker ... Sarkoja
Daryl Sabara ... Edgar Rice Burroughs
Arkie Reece ... Stayman #1 / Helm
Davood Ghadami Davood Ghadami ... Stayman #3
Pippa Nixon ... Lightmaster
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Lost in Our World. Found in Another.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Disney's head of marketing during the production was MT Carney, an industry outsider who previously ran a marketing boutique in New York. See more »

Goofs

The white ape's blood is blue, so it makes no sense that its mouth, gums and tongue are light red. See more »

Quotes

Tardos Mors: Dejah, ever since you were a little girl you've always met the expectations placed on you...
[Dejah gently places her hand on his]
Tardos Mors: It's Sab's terms.
Dejah Thoris: What are they?
Tardos Mors: He will spare Helium if you accept his hand in marriage.
[Places his hand upon hers but Dejah quickly takes it away]
Dejah Thoris: No. He is a monster! You must refuse him!
Tardos Mors: He's already on his way here.
Dejah Thoris: But all of my work... I just need a little more time.
Tardos Mors: Dejah.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, a title card comes up that says John Carter of Mars. See more »

User Reviews

 
Really enjoyed it
3 March 2012 | by neil_tippingSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Carter of Mars See more »

Filming Locations:

Moab, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,180,188, 11 March 2012

Gross USA:

$73,078,100

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$284,139,100
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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