The Stars: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Bryan Cranston, Polly Walker, Daryl Sabara
The Buzz: The movie is based on “A Princess of Mars”, the first in ‘Tarzan’ creator Edgar Rice Burroughs’s epic sci-fi series about a civil war soldier who travels to Mars. Throughout the history of cinema several sci-fi films have been inspired by Burroughs’ work. Burroughs created the character of John Carter in 1912 and his stories have influenced a generation of filmmakers including George Lucas, James Cameron and Steven Spielberg.
The Story: the film follows the exploits of John Carter is a former Confederate captain who served in the American Civil War. One day, he's mysteriously transported to Barsoom (aka Mars) and must save the planet's inhabitants from extinction.