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John Carter

John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) might call it Mars, but those who live there call it Barsoom. When the former Civil War captain inexplicably finds himself on the Red Planet, he meets the likes of Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), who are engaged in a battle of epic proportions. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 132
Theater Release: 09 Mar 2012
Video Release: 05 Jun 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is John Carter Rated PG-13?


Violence: Shots are fired between warring airships. Invading soldiers attack characters. A man learns of another’s death. Men beat a prisoner and thrown him in a cell. A character threatens another with a gun. During war scenes, characters are shot, stabbed, kicked, crushed and beaten. One man is beheaded and another loses an arm. A woman is branded with a hot iron. Characters are forced into an arena to fight. A man cuts through an attacker with a sword. Bruises and bloody injuries result from fights. An animal is kicked and beaten with sticks. Soldiers are vaporized with a special weapon. A crowd of onlookers chants for a fight. Buildings and machinery are blown up.

Sexual Content: Soldiers and others dress in skimpy clothing. A man’s bare buttocks are briefly seen when he is thrown into a bathtub. A couple kisses.

Language: The script contains about a dozen mild profanities and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Men are shown with drinks in a bar setting. A character is given a drink that enables him to understand the locals.

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