“The Marine (2006)”

themarine.jpgJohn Cena
Robert Patrick
Kelly Carlson
Anthony ray Parker
Abigail Bianca
Jerome Ehlers
Manu Bennett
Damon Gibson

Unrated           92min           2006

‘The Marine’ stars WWE superstar, John Cena, as marine John Triton, honorable discharge from Iraq, when he comes home and tries to readjust by taking a trip with his wife, played by Carlson (Nip/Tuck), she is kidnapped by ruthless jewel thieves led by Robert Patrick.

This film is a throwback to the 80’s action film, the good guys are unstoppable and triumph over any and everything; the bad guys are over the top and kill indiscriminately, and everything in either sides way blows up. This one though has the action hero doing most of his own stunts. I dare say that Cena could give Stallone and Swartzennegger a run for their money.

‘The Marine’ and John Cena are perfectly suited for each other. He has a charismatic presents on the screen that all 80s hero-archetypes had. This film holds no punches and is great to watch. It moves with a quick pace and flows. He does the marines justice. It has everything you expect from an action hero of today.

This DVD is packed full with extras. It has a behind the scenes making of ‘The Marine’. It has about 7 or 8 features about John Cena. 8 Promotional features about the different aspects of the film. There is also a featurette from the World Premiere at Camp Pendleton.

I give it a 3/5s.

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