• 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, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara

Director: Andrew Stanton

Genres: Adventure , Science Fiction , Action

Production Co: Walt Disney Studios

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Underdog, Suspenseful, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Director Andrew Stanton's Disney extravaganza is a rather charming pastiche. show more

  • 55
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    When Stanton lets the film be pure popcorn entertainment, with swashbuckling set pieces and lovably corny romanticism, it's a great ride in the Indiana Jones tradition. 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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