This weekend marks our nation’s annual tradition of showing the year’s greatest commercials and then showing a football game in-between them. What has only started in the last couple years is the tradition of releasing trailers for those commercials ahead of time. So far this year, we’ve seen commercial trailers for the Ferris Bueller car commercial, the Volkswagen Star Wars Commercial and now there’s one for Disney’s ‘John Carter’. The film stars Taylor Kitsch and is directed by Andrew Stanton, the man behind PIXAR’s Wall-E.
From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.