From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes "John Carter"--a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). "John Carter" is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.
- Andrew Stanton
- Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon
- Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, Willem Dafoe
The villains are overwrought and the design of Mars is surprisingly bland.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 03.08.2012
A mess.David Denby, New Yorker, 03.25.2012
Though messy and overlong, it's an enjoyable throwback to the movie spectacles of a more innocent age.Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 03.08.2012
Suffers from a convoluted plot and an anticlimactic resolution, but hits enough high notes along the way to be enjoyable.James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 03.08.2012