92 Min | Action – Drama – Thriller | October 2006
IMDB Rating: 4.6
Director: John Bonito
Starring: John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick
The Marine Review: “The Marine” is literally behind it’s time as a popcorn action flick. Movies of this type are often seen as unimaginative, overdone and even trite. However, had The Marine been made in 1987, it would have easily rivalled that of such classic 80’s action movies as Commando and Under Siege. The acting isn’t Oscar grade, the plot is definitely questionable and the ending may even leave you wanting just a little more information, but this isn’t the sort of movie you sit down to watch with a monocle, a snifter of brandy and a comfortable pair of slippers. The Marine is a movie you kick back with your buddies and watch a Pro Wrestler turned actor blow stuff up and kill people whilst you down a few beers.
In The Marine, John Cena (WWF star) plays John Triton a marine that is discharged for disobeying direct orders on a mission in Irak (he does in order to save his friends). Triton then tries to find a job and restore his life, in that moment, his path crosses with some diamond thieves leaded by Rome (Robert Patrick) who take his wife hostage and are running from cops. Triton chase them trough the wild forests of South Carolina trying to save his wife Kate (Kelly Carlson).
If you’re a fan of deep plots, in-depth social commentary and movies with a moral, this isn’t for you. However, if you are a fan of violence, movies where you don’t have to think too hard whilst watching them, and a simple story of a man trying to rescue his wife by any means necessary then you’ll find The Marine entertaining. The Marine is action packed, it has comedic moments and it’s a fun movie. Don’t let the overly sensitive people or the uppity Oscar crowd sway your decision on whether this is a good movie or not. To each his (or her) own.