Release Date: March 9, 2012
Running Time: 131 minutes
Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Bryan Cranston, Polly Walker, Daryl Sabara, with Thomas Haden Church and Willem Dafoe
Director: Andrew Stanton
Producers: Jim Morris, Lindsey Collins, Colin Wilson
Screenplay by: Andrew Stanton & Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon
Based on the story “A Princess of Mars” by: Edgar Rice Burroughs
About John Carter
John Carter is based on the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, “A Princess of Mars.” John Carter(Taylor Kitsch) is a Civil War veteran,who fought for Virginia and the Confederacy.
After the war he tries to make his fortune by searching for gold in the desert. While in the desert, Carter is chased by Apaches, and he has a out-of-body experience that takes him to Mars.
Once on Mars he encounters the Tar Takas (Willem Dafoe) leader of the Tharks (big green martians), and soon falls in love with Dejah Thoris(Lynn Collins) princess of the Helium.
He struggles with overcoming his past to save his future. Action and adventure ensue!
3 Reasons Why You Should See John Carter
The special effects are fantastic. They really compliment the story, and keep you wondering what is coming next. They allow the characters to come to life on the screen, and add dimension to the movie. I was even a fan of the 3D which is something I don’t think I have ever said about a movie before in my life.
It’s funny! I don’t know about you, but I didn’t go into John Carter expecting to laugh, but laugh I did. A lot! Woola (The “monster dog”) was both my hubs and my favorite character. He had the whole audience laughing at several points in the movie.
Willem Dafoe played another stand out character; Tars Tarkas leader of the Tharks. He is witty and sarcastic, yet lovable.
It’s family friendly. The rating on the movie is a PG-13. I would probably be okay with my son seeing this around the age of 10, but you know your child best. While there is no overt blood, it is fully implied (they bleed blue on Mars), and there is mild violence. However, the story line was one that had something for the whole family. While the children would love the adventure of the story, your husband and you would enjoy the action, and the love story to be sweet and relatable.
If you are looking for an entertaining movie to enjoy with your family, spouse, or even on your own, check out Walt Disney Pictures John Carter.
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Disclosure: I was provided admission to an advanced screening of John Carter. All thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and my own. I was not obligated to provide a positive review.
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