John Carter Movie Trailer 2
John Carter Movie Trailer 1MPAA Rating: PG-13, for intense sequences of violence and action
Runtime: 135 minutes
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Bryan Cranston, Polly Walker, Daryl Sabara, with Thomas Haden Church and Willem Dafoe
Director: Andrew Stanton
Release Date: March 9, 2012
John Carter - Official Synopsis
From Academy Award–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.
John Carter - About the Books
John Carter is the hero of the book series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, who also wrote Tarzan of the Apes. The first book in the John Carter series -- the one on which the movie is based -- is A Princess of Mars, a sci-fi/planetary romance story first published in 1912. The book series contains 10 more books after that, so of course, the door is open for a sequel, and those who love the movie may be inspired to read more of the adventures of John Carter. The adventures are not geared toward children, though, so parents may want to read the books first to determine if they are okay for their older kids to read.