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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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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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Trivia

For each of the super jumps that Taylor Kitsch performed, he was attached to a harness that allowed him to free-fall at a speed of 80 mph. Kitsch apparently found it unpleasant. See more »

Goofs

Even though John is able to jump higher & further than he could on Earth, he's still subject to the same gravity of Mars as everything else. Yet somehow when Dejah is falling, he's able to leap downwards at a faster rate and catch her before she hits the ground. See more »

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Matai Shang: [during the battle between Helium and Zodanga, Sab Than's ship gets attacked by a mysterious blue light in the sky, Sab Than notices three figures floating towards him, one of the men, Matai Shang, gives Sab Than a blue arm band which is a special weapon, Sab Than immediately uses this to kill Matai Shang but Shang quickly deflects the attack] Being a fool is a great luxury, Sab Than. Get up.
Sab Than: [slowly gets up] What are you?
Matai Shang: We serve the Goddess, and she has chosen you to receive this weapon. Do as...
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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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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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