John Carter 2012

Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.
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Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.

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  • Barsoom brawl – John Carter Review

    It’s hard to imagine a time in which Star Wars wasn’t such a megalathon (a word I have invented to encapsulate the incomparable hugeness of its influence and cultural infiltration; nothing in the E...

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Member Reviews

  • Great adventure

  • Could be better. The attempt to glorify an unrepentant Southern States of America (slave economy establishment, KKK) officer as an interplanetary super hero doesn't fit right.

  • I loved it.

  • In describing this film, Wiilem Dafoe (who plays Tar Tarkus), claims that both Star Wars and Avatar depended on the original ERB John Carter story and the failed attempts to film it, in order to be created and filed (note that both were written as screenplays, not story adaptions). While Star Wars and Avatar drew on the ERB John Carter storyline, the John Carter film drew on the success of the earlier two films. But it was the John Carter story that made the plot of these films: falling and love and accepting your role in existence. John Carter is an original film, deserves sequels, and deserves its rating of 5 stars. And it is close enough to the story (remember, I last read the original 50 years ago) to do it justice.

  • Loved it, loved it, loved it! Need more of the lead actor Taylor Kitsch!

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