John Carter 3D

John Carter 3D

John Carter 3D

Disney 3D sci-fi action-adventure in which Civil War vet John Carter (Taylor Kitsch, Battleship) is transplanted to Mars and becomes embroiled in an epic battle amongst the planet's inhabitants.

Formerly an Earthlike world, Mars became less hospitable when the oceans evaporated, the atmosphere thinned and the planet devolved into barbarism with the inhabitants - 12-foot tall green thugs called Tharks - fighting one another to survive. After encountering Thark leaders Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins) and Tars Tarkas (Willem Defoe), Carter takes it upon himself to bring the planet back from the brink of collapse and save its people.

Based on the classic Barsoom novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, this marks the live-action debut from director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E).

2012Rating: M, contains violence132 minsUSA
ActionAdventureFantasyScience Fiction3D
41%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Heads will roll

I adored Disney as a kid. I adore Disney as a grown up. When I saw the trailer I thought, "Yes! At last something decent to watch on the big screen" and had high expectations being Disney and all. Well sadly they left the best bits in the trailer. The rest is so predicatble. I've seen better acting performances in local school productions. I guess heads...

0

John Carter 3D

I enjoyed the film. The use of colour and special effects complimented the story line. To those professional critics. Why do we go to the movies to point fingers at those that are making more money then we are...no!!!. We enjoy what they done by watching their trade and their artistry.

4.0
0

Mars Attacks!

If you loved the boring, predictable hogwash that was 'Cowboys & Aliens;' if you love popcorn family inaction movies like 'Transyawners' 2 & 3 or the camp oldy sci-fi of 'Flash Gordon' - then 'John Carter' will gobble your socks off. However, if you find cardboard characters, bad acting and a script so excruciatingly terrible that it makes Michael...

2.0
0

Good Entertainment

This is a sci-fi fantasy movie on a grand scale with a big budget and will suit a varied audience. In the past when I have watched other 3D movies I have been disappointed with the effects but in this movie I found it worked well and it gave me a new insite into 3D. The green skin "Tharks" were a little too cute for me but would appeal to the younger...

4.0
0

John Carter ROCKS! (or Dances With Banths)

I've just walked out of this film and was mildly surprised not to see two moons in the sky! For over two hours I felt I was totally immersed in another world. I was excited to see this film and it did not disappoint. It made the last three Star Wars movies look like @#$%! and it served as a reminder as to where George Lucas got most of his ideas (along with...

4.0
0

A rollicking good "boy's own" adventure!

If you liked the FLASH GORDON directed by Mike Hodges, you're gonna love this. Very true to it's pulp fiction origin, well plotted, and executed with typical Pixar skill. This is classic Saturday-matinee-style cinema updated for the 21st century. Genuinely entertaining, sometimes funny, and always interesting to watch. Mark Strong is (yet again) a great...

4.0
0

Missing something

It had such potential and there were several really cool characters but I was obviously missing something having not read the book first!

2.0
0

Loved it, it was like I was on Mars for 2 hours

I saw John Carter in 3d on Imax, and totally enjoyed the film. I am surprised that most negative reviews go on about how much it cost to make, and how Disney won't make back their money... I don't care how much it cost because it looked stunning and I only paid $20 to see it. Both the earth scenes, and Mars scenes were totally stunning. Not once did I...

4.0
0

Unfortunate familiarity

It's hard to believe, but it's that time again. Blockbuster season. The increasingly lengthy part of the year when Hollywood studios throw the vast majority of their budgets at a handful of tent-pole releases, competing for audience dollars in a barrage of explosive effects, unimportant and underdeveloped plots, and the ever present corporate sponsorship...

2.0
0

John 'the man' Carter of Anyplanet

Of cos its Disney but man, its like the best Disney film ever!! Take a bit of 'Pocahontas', dash of 'Avatar', smigins of 'Dark Crystal' and some 'ET' mix it together with handfuls of 'Star Wars' and let it rest on the laurels of men that want war, that is this film! If you saw 'Cowboys and Aliens' and liked it, well this will BLOW YOU AWAY! and if you...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Stanton has been given the resources to create an expansive, expensive world, but lacks the instincts to direct live-action, a limitation that shows most in the performances.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Big on ambition and disappointingly short on action.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"Mash-up" doesn't begin to capture this hectic hybrid; it's more like a paintball fight. Messy and chaotic, in other words, but also colorful and kind of fun.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A giant, suffocating doughy feast of boredom.

1.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Does John Carter get the job done for the weekend action audience? Yes, I suppose it does. The massive city on legs that stomps across the landscape is well-done. The Tharks are ingenious, although I'm not sure why they need tusks. Lynn Collins makes a terrific heroine.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

That John Carter is so hit and miss, and miss, and miss is unfortunate on any number of levels.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Andrew Stanton's Disney extravaganza is a rather charming pastiche.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Rather than trying to overwhelm viewers by overloading the senses, John Carter's effects strive to create something new using as their foundation a book that's fired imaginations for the past century.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Stanton has been given the resources to create an expansive, expensive world, but lacks the instincts to direct live-action, a limitation that shows most in the performances.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Big on ambition and disappointingly short on action.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"Mash-up" doesn't begin to capture this hectic hybrid; it's more like a paintball fight. Messy and chaotic, in other words, but also colorful and kind of fun.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A giant, suffocating doughy feast of boredom.

1.0
0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Does John Carter get the job done for the weekend action audience? Yes, I suppose it does. The massive city on legs that stomps across the landscape is well-done. The Tharks are ingenious, although I'm not sure why they need tusks. Lynn Collins makes a terrific heroine.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

That John Carter is so hit and miss, and miss, and miss is unfortunate on any number of levels.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Andrew Stanton's Disney extravaganza is a rather charming pastiche.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Rather than trying to overwhelm viewers by overloading the senses, John Carter's effects strive to create something new using as their foundation a book that's fired imaginations for the past century.

0

Heads will roll

I adored Disney as a kid. I adore Disney as a grown up. When I saw the trailer I thought, "Yes! At last something decent to watch on the big screen" and had high expectations being Disney and all. Well sadly they left the best bits in the trailer. The rest is so predicatble. I've seen better acting performances in local school productions. I guess heads...

0

John Carter 3D

I enjoyed the film. The use of colour and special effects complimented the story line. To those professional critics. Why do we go to the movies to point fingers at those that are making more money then we are...no!!!. We enjoy what they done by watching their trade and their artistry.

4.0
0

Mars Attacks!

If you loved the boring, predictable hogwash that was 'Cowboys & Aliens;' if you love popcorn family inaction movies like 'Transyawners' 2 & 3 or the camp oldy sci-fi of 'Flash Gordon' - then 'John Carter' will gobble your socks off. However, if you find cardboard characters, bad acting and a script so excruciatingly terrible that it makes Michael...

2.0
0

Good Entertainment

This is a sci-fi fantasy movie on a grand scale with a big budget and will suit a varied audience. In the past when I have watched other 3D movies I have been disappointed with the effects but in this movie I found it worked well and it gave me a new insite into 3D. The green skin "Tharks" were a little too cute for me but would appeal to the younger...

4.0
0

John Carter ROCKS! (or Dances With Banths)

I've just walked out of this film and was mildly surprised not to see two moons in the sky! For over two hours I felt I was totally immersed in another world. I was excited to see this film and it did not disappoint. It made the last three Star Wars movies look like @#$%! and it served as a reminder as to where George Lucas got most of his ideas (along...

4.0
0

A rollicking good "boy's own" adventure!

If you liked the FLASH GORDON directed by Mike Hodges, you're gonna love this. Very true to it's pulp fiction origin, well plotted, and executed with typical Pixar skill. This is classic Saturday-matinee-style cinema updated for the 21st century. Genuinely entertaining, sometimes funny, and always interesting to watch. Mark Strong is (yet again) a great...

4.0
0

Missing something

It had such potential and there were several really cool characters but I was obviously missing something having not read the book first!

2.0
0

Loved it, it was like I was on Mars for 2 hours

I saw John Carter in 3d on Imax, and totally enjoyed the film. I am surprised that most negative reviews go on about how much it cost to make, and how Disney won't make back their money... I don't care how much it cost because it looked stunning and I only paid $20 to see it. Both the earth scenes, and Mars scenes were totally stunning. Not once did...

4.0
0

Unfortunate familiarity

It's hard to believe, but it's that time again. Blockbuster season. The increasingly lengthy part of the year when Hollywood studios throw the vast majority of their budgets at a handful of tent-pole releases, competing for audience dollars in a barrage of explosive effects, unimportant and underdeveloped plots, and the ever present corporate sponsorship...

2.0
0

John 'the man' Carter of Anyplanet

Of cos its Disney but man, its like the best Disney film ever!! Take a bit of 'Pocahontas', dash of 'Avatar', smigins of 'Dark Crystal' and some 'ET' mix it together with handfuls of 'Star Wars' and let it rest on the laurels of men that want war, that is this film! If you saw 'Cowboys and Aliens' and liked it, well this will BLOW YOU AWAY! and if you...

4.0
0