‘John Carter’: See an early (and free) IMAX screening on Feb. 27

Feb. 22, 2012 | 4:00 a.m.
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"John Carter" (Disney)

The rest of the world is waiting until March 9 to see “John Carter” but thanks to the Hero Complex IMAX Screening Series you can visit the kingdoms of Mars on Feb. 27 in Burbank. Even better? It’s free.

Space is limited so RSVP right now for our screening, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at AMC Burbank 16.

“John Carter” director Andrew Stanton will be on hand for the event, too, and after the movie he’ll be interviewed onstage by Hero Complex lead writer Geoff Boucher. With “John Carter,” the two-time Oscar winner is making his live-action film debut after a sparkling run at Pixar, where he wrote and directed “Finding Nemo” and “WALL-E.”

“John Carter” is a digital-era epic but the title character is celebrating his 100th birthday this year.  The adventure hero was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs in his Barsoom series — Barsoom is what Martians call their home planet — and his battles and strange discoveries spanned 11 novels over 30 years and won over generations of readers, including fantasy fans named George Lucas, James Cameron and (no surprise) Stanton.

For this new Disney screen epic, Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights”) portrays John Carter, a world-weary Civil War veteran who finds himself transported to distant Mars, where treachery  and a mysterious energy weapon threaten the entire world.  As he travels the alien landscape, he meets friends and foes — Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe), Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), Tal Hajus (Thomas Haden Church) and Matai Shang (Mark Strong).

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"John Carter" (Disney)

“John Carter” is just the latest IMAX movie that our readers get to see free and early. The Hero Complex IMAX Screening Series offers the biggest movies and puts them on the biggest screens — and after the credits roll we present onstage Q&As with elite filmmakers and stars. We also film the events and post video here on the website so you can revisit events such as our screenings of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2,” “Thor,” “Real Steel,” “The Adventures of Tintin” and “Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

Tickets always go fast so the best way to get a seat is to follow us on Twitter: @LATherocomplex.


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6 Responses to ‘John Carter’: See an early (and free) IMAX screening on Feb. 27

  1. rocky728 says:

    How about spreading that love to NYC.
    I'd love to see John Carter asap, the movie looks awesome and I loved the books as a kid

  2. steve says:

    Just for the record. Barsoom was the Kingdom John Carter ruled after marrying Deja Thoris. It is also the name of the capitol city.

  3. jkg says:

    this movie looks like it will be awesome. i didn't know about edgar rice burrough's stories re John Carter. what's the connection with the US civil war?? am looking forward to learning more about it.

    • The Runner says:

      to steve—

      sorry to be the nerd snob, but…..

      Barsoom is the planet itself. The city itself is called Helium.

    • @Jackanaples says:

      jkg- John Carter is a Southern gentleman from Virginia and a veteran of the Civil War. He was an officer in the Confederate cavalry.

      I've been to two advance screenings. The movie *is* awesome.

  4. Andrew says:

    So bummed I missed out on this. You guys host the best screening events.

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