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The story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter, 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 and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris. 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.
Action Adventure - This is an effects-heavy science fiction adventure based on the
popular and influential book series, and those unfamiliar with the
books may have difficulty understanding the complex mythology and
terminology. As such, while heavy on effects, creatures, and action,
kids may have trouble understanding it all. Young adult males are
the target, and the more recognizable names in the cast such as
Willem Dafoe play unrecognizable alien creatures. Some violence and
scary moments may be too intense for very young children.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good John Carter is one of those rare movies that, during its watching, delivers the same sense of adventure.
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average The action sequences are generally well-executed, but they're too much of a muchness. CGI makes them seem too facile and not tactile enough.
USA TodayFull Review Average ...is ambitious, it's also bloated, dreary and humorless. It's tedious even during its frantic action scenes, many of which also involve computer-generation and performance-capture technology.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 44 moviegoers:
I was extremely surprised at the very low turnout for this movie. We struggled to collect these 44 reviews.
CHILDREN:All three loved it.
TEENS:Great reviews from the teens. Nearly all loved it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Great reviews from both the males and females.
ADULTS:Approximately half the males loved "John Carter." Another quarter enjoyed it very much, with the last quarter rating it good/average, which is decent but a bit low. Most of the ladies rated it above average, with another large chunk rating it good/average.