• John Carter (2012)

John Carter

Release Date: March 9th, 2012

DVD Release Date: June 5th, 2012

PG-13 |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

When Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) mysteriously awakes on the surface of Mars -- also called Barsoom -- he little expects the adventure that awaits him. Carter reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict among the red planet's inhabitants, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). As Barsoom is poised on the brink of collapse, war-weary Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that everyone's fate is in his hands.

Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara

Director: Andrew Stanton

Genres: Adventure , Science fiction , Action

Production Co: Walt Disney Studios

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Rescue , Suspenseful , Underdog ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    That's kind of the aesthetic that Stanton is going for: over-the-top pulp. But there's something generic about the digitally rendered Martians, and there's a corniness to the dialogue that keeps the audience from any kind of emotional attachment to the Tharks and Zodangans and their ilk. show more

  • 70
    Dana StevensSlate

    This middle section, in which both Carter and the audience get a crash course in the politics, history, and theology of the Red Planet, is the movie at its most imaginative and most fun. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This new Disney film, marked by myriad lapses and marketing follies, bears the woefully familiar earmarks of a big studio production that was pulled and hauled every which way until it lost all shape and flavor. show more

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