As part of its promotional campaign to generate interest in it’s upcoming big budget sci-fi blockbuster John Carter, Disney is on the lookout for anyone who shares the name of its titular character.
If you have the same name as JC—a human who finds himself mysteriously transported to a fictional version of Mars where he gets caught up in some spectacular CGI battles and hot kissing—get in touch with Disney and you might win admission to a special preview screening of the film and the chance to go on an adventure of your own. Check out the video below for Disney’s promo.
John Carter is based on the books about the same-named character by Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and The Land That Time Forgot. Frankly, it looks to yours truly like nothing more than a facile visual spectacle with crummy dialogue, all the substance of a Kleenex tissue and aliens that look worryingly like Jar-Jar Binks. Even so, it might be really entertaining.
If your name is John Carter, you might still get something out of it either way. John Carter opens in theaters in March.
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