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John Carter

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
John Carter
A war-weary former military captain is inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

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Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Disney : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2012
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE J
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 132 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.


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Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe

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Mar 28, 2014
  • Kelly196 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Good movie for the kids or for a rainy day.

It has elements of Stargate. Story line could have been better.

Mar 01, 2014
  • kayliemarie rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

We rented it just to see if it was as bad as everyone said it was. It was.

Feb 04, 2014
  • NotAllWhoWanderAreLost rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

If you are a fan of the 50's scifi films you will enjoy this. It's just like one of those but with a better special effects budget. Based on novel written about 100 years by the man who gave us Tarzan.

Have low expectations and be pleasantly surprised, I was.

Sep 25, 2013
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This film cost Disney $200M+ but bombed at the box office, and got bad reviews from film critics. However, if you like fantasy or sci-fi films, you will enjoy this one. The Martian setting was gorgeous to look at, as was the costume. CGI was great. While it is not everyone's cup of tea, if you can put aside your need for intellectual pursue and just want to dive into another world, see it!

Aug 20, 2013
  • chanelsurfer rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This was a terrible movie. It's not surprising that it did poorly at the box office. It seems like a failed attempt to imitiate Star Wars, by establishing new kingdoms and species on Mars. The protagonist was not very likable and the overall story did not capture my imagination. It was not pleasant to look at, aesthetically, either. I am not surprised that children were not interested in this film.

Jul 22, 2013
  • Palomino rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I knew this movie had an awful reputation, now I know why. More entertaining would have been a video of my facial expressions as I thought "what's this? ugh! wait, he's WHAT? is this a comedy now? aw, that's cute. man, this is stupid. WHAT?!!! NOW they introduce that? Hmm, where I have seen all these Romans before, that's gonna bug me. oh, shut up. Ick. oh, this is just stupid. no way, they didn't. Hunh? Is this still the same movie?"

Jul 13, 2013
  • 0cho rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Interesting premise but overall nothing great. Story is ok and it felt long.

Jul 03, 2013
  • velloxal rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Time travel journey. How can you survive in different era. Good action movie.

Jul 01, 2013
  • lbrody rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pretty true to the book it was based on, A Princess of Mars, written 100 years ago. Fun film!

A Movie ahead of its time. Truly. Teens and action lovers will enjoy it. It's not intellectual but captures the imagination. Nicely done. No big name actors, the movie has to stand on it's own.

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Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thark: "It is good to fly!"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dejah Thoris: "I'm getting away!"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dejah Thoris: "A heart is a luxury."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tars Tarkas (to John Carter): "You are ugly, but you are beautiful! And you fight like a Thark!"


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May 28, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

red_crocodile_191 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Jan 14, 2013
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

mexicanadiense thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Jun 26, 2012
  • WendyGD rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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May 28, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Lots of blue blood. some action scenes. nothing frightening or scary. some viewers might find the arena intense.But i didnt:P


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