John Carter 2012

John Carter

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While John Carter looks terrific and delivers its share of pulpy thrills, it also suffers from uneven pacing and occasionally incomprehensible plotting and characterization.

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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 & Crew

Taylor Kitsch
John Carter
Lynn Collins
Princess Dejah Thoris
Willem Dafoe
Tars Tarkas
Ciarán Hinds
Tardos Mors
Daryl Sabara
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Andrew Stanton
Screenwriter
Mark Andrews
Screenwriter
Michael Chabon
Screenwriter
Lindsey Collins
Producer
Nathan Crowley
Production Design
Mayes C. Rubeo
Costume Designer
Michael Giacchino
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Critic Reviews for John Carter

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Audience Reviews for John Carter

  • May 18, 2016
    While it may be generic, this adaptation of the sci-fi classic is wonderfully pulpy and old fashioned - and thanks to Andrew Stanton's direction, is a wonder to look at.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 10, 2016
    Once every couple of years Disney releases a movie with a stupidly high budget and It always bombs at the box office, John Carter does the same thing but this time the movie itself is pretty good, Although the over told plot does ruin the pace at times and maybe abit more humour wouldn't of gone a miss, Where the film does shine is the fast paced action and the effects were pretty good too, I can't comment on the 3D as I watched the 2D version but I bet it would of been pretty good in parts with the 3D effect, With a good ending it's hard to really hate but it's easily forgettable, Predictable and with a $250 million plus budget it should of been so much better, Even though it's far from a bad movie.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 27, 2014
    I like science fiction, and enjoyed the movie. Perhaps not having read "A Princess of Mars" is a good thing, as I didn't have the book to compare to.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Mar 28, 2014
    Its a rainy Saturday afternoon movie for tweens. That said, Edgar Rice Burroughs isn't too badly served by this leave-your-thinking-cap-off glorioski extravaganza, with miles and miles of CGI animation used to get ... meh. Yer gonna need more popcorn. Its sorta okay. Is it still raining outside?
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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