John Carter of Mars: The Movie [Video]

John Carter is a 2012 American science fiction action adventure film about John Carter, the lead character in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 11-volume Barsoom series. In the film, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is transported to Mars where he becomes part of a conflict between the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), and it is now his job to save Barsoom and its people. [Source]

John Carter will be released in the U.S. on March 9, 2012.

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5 Responses to John Carter of Mars: The Movie [Video]

  1. It looks like they took tips from the Prince of Persia movie people. I actually thought that movie looked quite lovely, whatever everyone else said about it.

    I think the movie looks interesting. I don't know much about the books, that's ok. No Movie based off the book is ever "as good as the book". I will be happy if it's just a good movie. I'll probably see it. :)

  2. I won’t say the books are terrible, but they are dated. Levels of racism and sexism that are appalling by current sensibilities permeate the books. Also, there’s NC17 levels of violence and nudity in the books.

    Why they bothered making of movie of the books is beyond me. They’d require a total rewrite to a point where the original book would be unrecognizable to make it as a major motion picture.

  3. I first read these books back in Jr. High (Middle school) almost 40 years ago and absolutely loved them. They are still on my favorites list. This could have been an awesome movie but just from the trailer I can see they changed too much. I give it a pass.

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