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.
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
The book was written in Utah and much of the film was shot in Utah, almost 100 years apart. See more »
At the beginning of the movie when Matai Shang and his two buddies are descending from the sky to greet Sab Than, you see the sun behind them as being fairly large, even larger than the sun looks from Earth and very bright. But from Mars, which is further from the sun than Earth, the sun would appear 5/8 the size as seen from Earth and sends 40% of the light. See more »
We are strong, because we despise weakness! Let them be crushed, like unhatched eggs!
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The Disney castle logo at the beginning and end is tinted a deep blood red. See more »
This is not going to be a long review, there are some great reviews on here and I think they have said all I wanted and more. The thing to hold onto is that despite all the negative hype in the worldwide press, this is one heck of a great movie. I have no idea why any film studio would want to distance themselves from this film, it is fresh in a time when fresh is a very rare thing in the movies. Avatar managed it in heaps and so does John Carter. The story is grand and intriguing, the characters are solid and believable, and the CGI is so good you forget about it. This will become one of my favourite all time movies, it is up there amongst the very best of the genre.
Don't believe the hype.. this is a must see movie!!
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