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John Carter

Character: John Carter

Created by: (based on)"A Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Written by: Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon

Cast Members: Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Willem Dafoe

Released date: March 9, 2012

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) mysteriously awakes on the surface of Mars -- also called Barsoom -- he little expects the adventure that awaits him. Carter reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict among the red planet's inhabitants, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). As Barsoom is poised on the brink of collapse, war-weary Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that everyone's fate is in his hands.

Taglines

  • Lost in Our World. Found in Another.

Trivia

  • For each of the super jumps that Taylor Kitsch performed, he was attached to a harness that allowed him to free-fall at a speed of 80 mph. Kitsch apparently found it unpleasant.
  • The movie’s lead couple, Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins, both starred in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Kitsch as Gambit and Collins as Kayla Silverfox.

Character’s Quotes

  • Fifty millions miles apart, and no way to bridge the gap, no way to return my body and my soul to their true home. Like a fool I’d thrown away my medallion. Then I recalled Matai Shang, his knowledge of earth, of my history. It mean Therns were a presence on this world, the cave in Arizona was proof. There might be other such proofs, other Thern way stations hidden all around the world. I knew now what the cave of gold must be used for. So for ten bitter years I searched, on the trail of rumor and legend, I fared it out every possible evidence of Therns, but I found no medallion. And then it came to me. And once it came, there were many plans I had to make in secret. I could trust no one else. I had long suspected that the Therns were following my movements. Now you’ll understand the cause of my sudden death. The reason for my bizarre funeral instructions. Why the door can only be opened from the inside. For if my body dies on earth, then my copy dies on Mars. You are the key, this is the task I entrust to you along with all my fortune. Protect my body, the Therns will attempt to destroy it. In the time it has taken you to read these pages, they may have already done so.