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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Carter
... Dejah Thoris
... Sola
... Tars Tarkas
... Tal Hajus
... Matai Shang
... Tardos Mors (as Ciaran Hinds)
... Sab Than
... Kantos Kan
... Powell
... Sarkoja
... Edgar Rice Burroughs
... Stayman #1 / Helm
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

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Lost in Our World. Found in Another.


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

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9 March 2012 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,180,188, 11 March 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,078,100

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$284,139,100
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tom Cruise was going to star as John Carter in the 1980s when John McTiernan was going to direct. See more »

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Carter's Confederate record states that he was "decorated six times, including the Southern Cross of Honor." In fact, the Confederacy never issued medals and only added a few names to a "Roll of Honor." The Southern Cross of Honor was a memorial recognition created by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in the late 1890s, 30 years after the Confederacy was disbanded. See more »

Quotes

Matai Shang: Increased strength and agility. Simple matter of gravitation and anatomy, one we ought to have foreseen.
John Carter: We?
Matai Shang: No apparent increase in intelligence. Still this will not do at all.
[he holds up the medallion that brought Carter to Mars]
Matai Shang: Your kind of Earthmen projecting themselves over here, leaping about, causing all manner of disruption.
John Carter: You're a Thern.
Matai Shang: Therns are a myth.
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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 »

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Referenced in Titanic Review (2012) See more »

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Just a great movie
20 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

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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