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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 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

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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

Andrew Stanton lobbied the Walt Disney Studios to reacquire the rights from Burroughs' estate. "Since I'd read the books as a kid, I wanted to see somebody put it on the screen," he explained. He then lobbied Disney heavily for the chance to direct the film, pitching it as "Indiana Jones on Mars." See more »

Goofs

At the time when John Carter and Dejah Thoris are getting married, in one scene Dejah Thoris's eye switch from Blue to Brown and then Blue again. 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 »

User Reviews

 
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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2.35 : 1
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