John Carter

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Walt Disney Pictures Released 2012

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Director:
Andrew Stanton
Released:
2012
Rating:
PG-13

A sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic novel, John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who's inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes thesurvival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. Stunning special effects, great characters and villains - John Carter is a heroic and inspirational adventure that will thrill you beyond imagination.

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  • 60

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    It is a potpourri of arcane and familiar genres. "Mash-up" doesn't begin to capture this hectic hybrid; it's more like a paintball fight. Messy and chaotic, in other words, but als...

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    That John Carter is so hit and miss, and miss, and miss is unfortunate on any number of levels.

  • 40

    Variety

    Stanton has been given the resources to create an expansive, expensive world, but lacks the instincts to direct live-action, a limitation that shows most in the performances. Bare ...

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