Weekend Picks: ‘John Carter,’ ‘Silent House,’ & ‘A Thousand Words’
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Three major releases are going wide this weekend, for three seemingly different audiences. The sci-fi folks should be more than satisfied, as will the horror/thriller fans. And if you're looking to laugh, a comedy legend makes his return to the big screen. We break down what this weekend's flicks are all about and predict which fans will enjoy each one.
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action.
What's the Story?
Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) finds himself miraculously transported to Mars. After discovering his new environment gives him a superhuman jumping ability, Carter realizes he is not alone and soon becomes embroiled in a war between the warring inhabitants of the red planet. Carter isn't convinced any of these factions deserve his help until he falls for the beautiful Princess Dejah (Lynn Collins) of the Heliumites. In order to save the princess, her people, and the planet, Carter must gain support from the barbarous Tharks and wage war on the evil Zodangans and the omnipotent Therns.
Who Will Dig It?
Fans of sci-fi/fantasy, dazzling 3D special effects, action/adventure, and space-hero journeys will find this epic Disney blockbuster out of this world.
Open Road Films
Rated R for disturbing violent content and terror.