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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Taylor Kitsch
Lynn Collins
Mark Strong
James Purefoy
Dominic West
Ciaran Hinds
Willem Dafoe
Thomas Haden Church
Samantha Morton
Polly Walker
Directors
Andrew Stanton
Screenwriters
Michael Chabon
Running Time
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Plot
Renegade Virginian Civil War vet John Carter (Kitsch) finds himself mysteriously transported from a cave in Arizona, 1868, to the planet of Barsoom — Mars — where he unexpectedly tips the balance of a war between the Zodangans and the Heliumites by rescuing Heliumite princess Dejah Thoris (Collins) — earning the enmity of the sinister Matai Shang (Strong).


Verdict
Stanton has built a fantastic world, but the action is unmemorable. Still, just about every sci-fi/fantasy/superhero adventure you ever loved is in here somewhere.


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