A brief cinematic history of Mars
John Carter 2012
The final stop on our Martian journey thus far is actually pretty darn good. Sure, you're probably asking, "Wasn't that a huge flop?" It was, but that doesn't make it a bad movie. To the contrary, it's a light-hearted, family friendly, cartoonish space opera that's a hell of a lot of fun. Taylor Kitsch (of Friday Night Lights fame) plays a Civil War era soldier who finds himself transported in Mars just in time to save the planet, and its Princess, from the forces of evil. It's also adapted from the Barsoom novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs (of Tarzan fame), so if the kids love it you can pick up the books and get them reading.