"John Carter" is basically the premise that a man from Earth can be transported to Mars and become Superman on that planet.  I was hostile to this plot, but this film turned me around. They did a fine job of selling this story and making it work.  The weakness of the movie is that the green Martians look so much alike, you can't quite tell the good from the evil. There are several characters with unclear motivations for their actions. If you can forgive these problems, this is really a well realized fantasy action adventure film. Having new faces in the cast helps you to accept the actors in their roles. Unknowns, Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins are excellent as the romantic duo; I found myself rooting for them to overcome all obstacles on their path to eternal love.

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