This week's film - 8th September 2012
7 September 2012 / Events / Film
John Carter (2012) 12A, 132 min
Director: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins and Willem Dafoe
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.
John Carter, a Civil War veteran who in 1868 was trying to live a normal life, is “asked” by the Army to join. But he refuses so he is locked up. He escapes and is pursued. Eventually they run into some Indians and there’s a gunfight. Carter seeks refuge in a cave. While there he encounters someone who is holding some kind of medallion. When Carter touches it, he finds himself in a place where he can leap incredible heights, among other things. He later encounters beings he has never seen before. Later he meets a woman who helps him to discover that he is on Mars. And he learns there’s some kind of unrest going on.
Commentary by Ben Child – Guardian, Thursday 1 March 2012
Why John Carter has to be seen to be believed
John Carter is the kind of movie no studio bigwig in their right mind ought to have greenlit – but where else will you see such strange monsters?
Film starts 8.30pm – free admission
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More information here – John Carter(2012) IMDb