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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

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

Mars does not have a blue sky as shown in the movie. It rather has a pinkish-red sky during daytime. See more »

Quotes

Dejah Thoris: [to John, as Matai Shang disguised as Dejah is fleeing] I'm getting away!
[John and Dejah pursue the other 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 »

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A cult movie to be remembered
8 May 2012 | by nicholashartmanSee all my reviews

John Carter of Mars was an epic. A detailed story, written in a time when pulp fiction was a cultural phenomenon like today's epic superhero movies. This is not a wham bam in your face Avengers movie, but a grand epic with a tribute to one of the greatest American writers of his time: Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Thank you Disney for your bold efforts. Sales might be the standard of today, but in the hearts of John Carter fans this was a great movie. Put to the screen with taste, class, and detail that will let this story live on. May your efforts be rewarded with continued sales as this movie finds its way toward cult status.


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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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