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Andrew Stanton’s “John Carter” starts back in the West, before John Carter hop-scotches it over to the arid landscape that is Mars. Before then, he, well, was stuck in the arid landscape of Arizona or thereabouts. Here’s the first 10 minutes of “John Carter”, which sets up the hero’s eventual journey to intergalactic hero-dom. First, he was just a pissed off ex-soldier looking to get a piece of gold, but the Man just won’t have it. Ain’t that always the case?
Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.
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.
Watch the rest of it March 9, 2012.
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