With just a few days left to go, we’re into the final stretch of the promotion, and Disney have put out an extended ten-minute clip for your viewing pleasure.
“Synopsis: From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs , whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.”
Taylor Kitsch takes the lead as the eponymous John Carter under Oscar winner Andrew Stanton’s direction, with a supporting cast that includes Lynn Collins as the female lead, Mark Strong, Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Dominic West, Thomas Haden Church, Samantha Morton, Ciarán Hinds, and James Purefoy.
I’m already confident that I want to see the film, so have opted not to watch this new clip, but according to Brendan Bettinger over at Collider, it gives a good sense of the comedy that surfaces throughout the film (which sounds good to me), so if you’re still undecided, you might well want to take a look:
“The clip establishes the main character and sets up the rest of the film through the eyes of a fictionalized version of a young Edgar Rice Burroughs (Daryl Sabara). But I recommend watching it to get a sense of just how funny the movie can be, here exemplified by a neat comic set piece created through editing.”
John Carter will be with us in 2D, 3D, and in 3D at the IMAX from this Friday, 9th March, and will be up against John Cusack-starrer The Raven at the box office this weekend. (I’m planning on seeing both, myself. Feel free to let us you know your choices in the comments below.)