The marketing has been awful, but the reviews have been pretty solid, check out this ten minute clip from John Carter and Decide if you’ll be in line to buy a ticket when it comes out Friday.

Unlike the film’s marketing, which did nothing to give any explanation or back story, this ten minute clip from the beginning of the film shows John Carter on Earth and gives an idea of who he is up until he’s transported to Mars.

Official Synopsis:
From Academy Award®–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.