"Find a cause. Fall in love. Write a book! Do something with your life.
is a live-action film released on March 9, 2012. It was released by Walt Disney Pictures and is based upon A Princess of Mars
, the first novel in the John Carter of Mars
series by Edgar Rice Burroughs
. It is directed by Andrew Stanton, best known for directing Finding Nemo
In 19th century America, a Civil War veteran and wealthy traveler named John Carter has suddenly died. His nephew is instructed to read his private journal...
Years ago, Carter comes across a cave of gold with strange inscriptions. Inside, he finds a medallion that transports him to the planet Barsoom, known to Earthlings (or rather, Jahsoomians) as Mars
. The lower gravity gives him enhanced strength and the ability to jump great distances. He encounters human-like copper-toned Martians called Red Men, and four-armed, green-skinned Martians called Tharks. Though he just wants to go home, his otherworldly abilities get the attention of a Thark chief, Tars Tarkas, and of a Red Man princess, Dejah Thoris.
Carter becomes involved in a war between factions of the Red Men, encouraged by a third group of aliens, the pale Therns. He discovers that the Therns have Earth in their sights as well...
The film includes the following tropes: