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Two new TV spots for Disney’s “John Carter” (sans “Mars”), which is looking either like it’s got the makings of a big-time stinker or the surprise hit of 2012, a year that will be forever known as the year that “The Avengers” and “The Dark Knight Rises” dominated the box office. I honestly have no clue how it’s going to fall at this point, though I can almost see it not landing anywhere in the middle. It’s either gonna break the bank … or snooze. How are you feeling about the man formerly known as “John Carter of Mars”? Excited for it yet? Not so much? Grab two more TV spots and decide.
From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), 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 (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). 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.
Starring Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, and Willem Dafoe.
John Carter fights back March 9, 2012.
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