'John Carter' Trailer: Story of Man Inexplicably Transporting to Crazy Fantasy Mars Looks Surprisingly Respectable

July 14, 2011


We've got X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-star Taylor Kitsch all decked out in his He-Man costume, X-Men Origins: Wolverine co-star Lynn Collins playing the relatively empowered but sexy lady you'd firmly expect Olivia Wilde to play, Willem Dafoe providing voice-over, and Peter Gabriel covering "My Body Is a Cage"--finally proving to Davids Byrne and Bowie that, come on, he's an Arcade Fire fan too, guys. Put them together: Hey, it's the first trailer for Pixar director Andrew Stanton's live-action debut, John Carter!

It's like elements of Prince of Persia, Green Lantern, Avatar, and Krull, but maybe not as patently ridiculous as any of those things. Also: John Carter can fly? Oh the things I'm missing because I don't read John Carter stories. Namely, flight.

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