Release: 09 March 2012
Starring: Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins
Director: Andrew Stanton
Genre: Action, Adventure, SciFi/Fantasy
Length: 132 min.
Based on the Barsoom Series: A PRINCESS OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Lost in Our World. Found in Another.
John Carter is a disenfranchised Civil War vet who just wants to find his fortune and build himself a new future. His hunt leads him to bridge that transports him to Mars where he is a highly ought after oddity to help win a war that is sure to devastate the whole planet if he doesn’t help.
I enjoyed this movie. I’ve never read the books, so I cannot compare how well the movie stuck to the source material. I can say that I was entertained and sucked into the plot and the characters. Sure it’s Tarzan in space, but I didn’t hold that against it.
As a world builder, the dynamics of the different cultures crafted in this movie appealed to me. I only wish there had been more time to go into certain things that I felt needed a more in-depth explanation.
I hope to see a sequel for this movie.