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Movie Review: John Carter – did you know a Martian princess could lay an egg?

John Carter ~ Walt Disney Pictures

My son and I saw a screening of John Carter (Walt Disney Pictures) last week. It’s one of the better films we’ve seen this year. According to the press material, the movie is based on a novel, A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Below is a quick summary of the film. Continue reading for the full movie review of John Carter [Facebook | Twitter].

The 411 for John Carter

The story A former Civil War soldier ends up in the middle of a civil war on Mars
Appropriateness for children No sexual content, but there is violence (not bloody) and some mild bad language (hell and damn). In addition, the movie might be a little too long for very young children.
3D effects Typical, nothing gimmicky
Positives
  • Interesting story and fascinating story idea
  • Good special effects
  • Strong female role
Negative
  • Well into the story, the main character still thought he was on Earth even though it’s obvious he’s not
Release date March 9, 2012
Rating Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action
Runtime 132 minutes
Genre Science fiction, action, adventure

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