PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
The film was originally titled and marketed as "John Carter of Mars", but director Andrew Stanton removed "of Mars" from the opening credits and promotional material to make it more appealing to a broader audience, stating that the film is an "origin story... It's about a guy becoming John Carter of Mars." The entire title "John Carter of Mars" is displayed during the end credits.
Don't shoot it! Don't shoot it! Don't shoot it!
John Carter: What is this place? Where am I?
Tars Tarkas: Virginia. It's okay, just relax.
John Carter: Where's my damn gold?
Young Thark Warrior: Eighteen have not yet hatched, Jeddak.
Tars Tarkas: Then they are not our kind. Leave nothing for the white apes.
John Carter: Where on ...
Even though John is able to jump higher & further than he could on Earth, he's still subject to the same gravity of Mars as everything else. Yet somehow when Dejah is falling, he's able to leap downwards at a faster rate and catch her before she hits the ground.
At the end of the movie, a title card comes up that says John Carter of Mars.
€1,044,471 (Italy) (11 March 2012)