Plot: John Carter, a Civil War veteran who in 1868 was trying to live a normal life, is “asked” by the Army to join. But he refuses so he is locked up. He escapes and is pursued. Eventually they run into some Indians and there’s a gunfight. Carter seeks refuge in a cave. While there he encounters someone who is holding some kind of medallion. When Carter touches it, he finds himself in a place where he can leap incredible heights, among other things. He later encounters beings he has never seen before. Later he meets a woman who helps him to discover that he is on Mars. And he learns there’s some kind of unrest going on.
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action
Directed By: Andrew Stanton
Written By: Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon and Edgar Rice Burroughs (“A Princess of Mars”)
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
In Theaters: March 09, 2012
Box Office: $73,058,679 (USA)
Budget: $250,000,000 (estimated)
Runtime: 2 hr. 12 mins.