John Carter

John Carter
  • 2012
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Andrew Stanton
  • Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Dominic West
  • UK release: 9 March 2012
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American Civil War veteran Carter (Kitsch) is transported to Mars by a magical amulet, where he gets entangled with a princess (Collins), a corrupt warlord (West) and a malevolent shapeshifter (Strong). The politics are hard to explain, but Kitsch is a personable lead and Stanton's creative panache makes for colourful family entertainment.

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John Carter

8 Mar 20123 stars

Visually impressive epic adventure suffers by prepping for sequels

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 1912 creation finally hits the screen after 79 years of development hell, with pre-production on an animated feature originally scheduled for 1931. Andrew Stanton, director of Pixar’s A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo and WALL-E, has…

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