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      Princess of Mars

      2009 1h 30m Sci-Fi Adventure Fantasy List
      Reviews 10% Audience Score 250+ Ratings John Carter (Antonio Sabato Jr.) is on a tour of duty in Afghanistan as a sniper when he's wounded by enemy fire. He agrees to take part in an experimental teleportation procedure that could help his injuries. When he wakes up, he discovers he's been transported to an alien planet. As John explores his surroundings, he's captured by a group of aliens. He earns their respect when he helps them save the princess, Dejah Thoris (Traci Lords), and later battles an ambitious soldier (Matt Lasky). Read More Read Less

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      Edward T Save your money on this imitation and get the real one, John Carter, by Walt Disney. This has a fun script, bad lip synching, and the Vasquez Rocks of Santa Clara, California. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 11/19/22 Full Review Audience Member I thought "Plan 9 From Outer Space" was lousy, this one ranks right down there with it. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Why do John Carter movies get poor reviews? There isn't a good reason really, This one is fun and engaging. The special Fx budget might not have been huge, but it's well done. The lead roles of John Carter (Antonio Sabato Jr) and the Princess of Mars (Traci Lords) are particularly good. This is a romance, yes, but the Princess is played with a genuinely fresh new angle, not a feeble woman to be rescued nor an Amazon warrior type. John Carter is likeable and engaging. Yes it's a very unbelievable story but it's enjoyable! and you get to care about the characters. No, the ending is not a cliche! Go on, give it go, you will be entertained! It's not a horror or hi-brow Sci-fi - it is FUN.... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Not Traci Lords finest performance but worth a watch for the hilarity. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member As an Asylum production, I really wasn't expecting much - but it was way better than I had feared. I certainly wasn't bored. For those who didn't know, due to Martian's longevity, Dejah Thoris was actually a few scores of years old when she met John Carter - a fact that gives the choice of Traci Lords for the part somewhat of a credulity. I think her approach of not showing too much was a plus to the film (also unexpectedly). I enjoyed the plot twist with Afghanistan and Mars 216. The biggest minus is the nonexistent romance buildup. I enjoyed the two-legged dinos, I would have liked another animation with them on the run for when, well, they are in a hurry. The refinery scenery was out of place, but oh well. But Tars Tarkas (Matt Lasky) has a wonderful way of speaking, reminding me a lot of D'Onofrio playing Wilson Fisk, another part I really enjoyed. If only his tusks weren't jiggling... Considering the mediocrity of the much - very much - more expensive Disney adaptation, I think this movie stands ok on its own. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Enemy Mine kinda friendship movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis John Carter (Antonio Sabato Jr.) is on a tour of duty in Afghanistan as a sniper when he's wounded by enemy fire. He agrees to take part in an experimental teleportation procedure that could help his injuries. When he wakes up, he discovers he's been transported to an alien planet. As John explores his surroundings, he's captured by a group of aliens. He earns their respect when he helps them save the princess, Dejah Thoris (Traci Lords), and later battles an ambitious soldier (Matt Lasky).
      Director
      Mark Atkins
      Producer
      David Michael Latt
      Screenwriter
      Mark Atkins
      Production Co
      The Asylum
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 18, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 30m