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Who is John Carter? He’s a dude who can jump really high, and apparently he’s the reason we now have “Star Wars”, flying alien ships, and James Cameron’s “Avatar”. No, really, that’s what I learn from this 90-second new featurette for “John Carter” called “Legacy”. Plus, four new clips from the film, featuring suddenly go-to sci-fi hero guy Taylor Kitsch as Earthling Johnny Reb John Carter using what God gave him — that would be his legs — to do a variety of Hulk-style leaps around the planet Mars. John Carter smash! Please to enjoy.
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.
Also starring Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Hayden Church, Willem Dafoe, and directed by Andrew Stanton.
Leaping to the rescue March 9, 2012.
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