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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

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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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In the novel, Carter is immobilized by some sort of paralyzing gas in the cave, then he has an out-of-body experience. Leaving the cave in this new form, he sees Mars in the night sky, feels drawn to it, raises his arms towards it, and is instantly transported to the planet. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when Matai Shang and his two buddies are descending from the sky to greet Sab Than, you see the sun behind them as being fairly large, even larger than the sun looks from Earth and very bright. But from Mars, which is further from the sun than Earth, the sun would appear 5/8 the size as seen from Earth and sends 40% of the light. See more »

Quotes

Tal Hajus: We are strong, because we despise weakness! Let them be crushed, like unhatched eggs!
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The Disney castle logo at the beginning and end is tinted a deep blood red. See more »

Connections

Featured in Disneycember: John Carter (2016) See more »

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Really enjoyed it
3 March 2012 | by neil_tippingSee all my reviews

I did only have modest expectations of this film as the trailer reminded me a bit to much of Dune. Really surprised to find a film which had a good plot line (albeit cynics will liken it to Avatar-lite), well acted, reasonable characterisations, brilliant visuals and a surprisingly good hero figure in Taylor Kitsch. I saw the preview screening this morning - don't really care how much it cost to make - what I found was a big budget film that I really enjoyed from start to finish. My advice - don't follow the cynics and naysayers - see it for yourself. I will normally not go see 3D films (they give me a headache) but the 3D wasn't too intrusive on this one.


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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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