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A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.
Essentially a campy 80's action film coated in modern-day wrapping paper, The Marine is one of those films that's so incredibly dumb in its plotting and over-the-top action sequences and so obviously bad yet you can't help but have a ball watching it.
Sometimes, you just want a cheeseburger. You don't even want a particularly good cheeseburger. You want a greasy, nasty one that your stomach will probably pay for later. The Marine is that cheeseburger. It's formulaic, predictable and dumb, but it wears those traits in all the best ways. Cena may have the charisma of a tree stump, but he's only supposed to look good running through swamps, punching dudes, firing machine guns and jumping out of exploding buildings. Also, I cannot stress enough how much the buildings explode in this movie. On top of that you have Robert Patrick selling the hell out of his bad guy role. It's cheesy and glorious and worth watching, provided you know exactly what you're getting into. Watched for BMFcast 125.
Amateur acting ... a stupid, generic story ... unimpressive action ... and oh yeah, John Cena, who has the acting talents/charisma equal to a brick.
It also pisses me off that "T-1000" himself ... the great Robert Patrick ... has his talents completely wasted in this. How can one of the greatest villains in cinema history, be defeated by John "fucking" Cena?! Give me a break ... This film sucks!
At least the women were smoking hot ... and that deserves at least one star.
Just as some actors migrate from the stage to the screen, there has always been wrestlers who make the transition from the "squared circle" to movies.
Some of these are actually quite successful (Jesse Ventura in 'Predator', Kurt Angle in 'Warrior', The Rock in some things), but most end up awful (Hulk Hogan in anything). Still, the advent of the WWE Films production company had a certain inevitability about it, and they have now churned out over 30 films, including two sequels to The Marine...
'The Marine' is my second exposure to WWE Films (after 'The Scorpion King') and I quite enjoyed laughing at it. Make no mistake - this is a bad film but it's a gloriously over-the-top action/vigilante film with a dubious sense of humour. If you want to waste 90 minutes watching WWE "Superstar" John Cena go up against Robert Patrick's gang of calamitous crooks then this is the so-bad-it's-good trash for you! 4/10.
After Commando I guess I wanted more horrible action film madness so I watched the John Cena action film The Marine in it's UNRATED form. This film is as random as it is over the top and you know what, it's pretty fun at the same time. The action when it happens is pretty well done but so damn insane that you have to laugh at it, the villains are so dumb that Commando would be proud. Robert Patrick is the main baddie and you can tell he is having a good time but man is he just so damn random and when the movie wants to be funny it's not, the jokes are pretty bad but man this is…
So bad it's good. Almost like a mix between an over the top 80's action homage and a Michael Bay explosion wet dream. So stupid it's hilarious. Pretty fun mindless entertainment.
The Marine with John Cena is a mediocre action film that features a wooden, laughable performance from wrestler John Cena, who honestly can’t seem to carry an action film due to poor screen presence and lack of delivery. The film has an unoriginal storyline, and it is pretty predictable in its execution. As a whole the film doesn’t stand out among others in the genre, and if you love a mindless action film, this might be your thing, but for those wanting a bit more story, you’ll sadly be disappointed. Cena is pretty bad here, and he should stick to what he does best, wrestle. The guy simply is not an actor. The Marine is a bland film that doesn’t…
This one is pretty much as I expected. A very basic story line. Nothing more then ex-Marine has trouble dealing with normal life back home... he and his wife decides to go on trip... Wife gets taken hostage by a group of criminals... they pissed off the wrong Marine. Nothing more then a pure action flick. That being said, I found I really enjoyed it. A good film when you just want to forget about things in your life... not think and just get lost in a no brainer film.
john cena!! lol! 5 stars!
Watched it because of John Cena. Is what it is...
Things blow up the movie. The End.
Okay, maybe there's a little bit more than my review than that. The acting was bad, the special effects looked terrible and I felt no emotional connection to ANY of the characters. Why ★★★? Because it's a 80's movie in 2000's wrapping paper. It's not good, but it was entertaining.
En un universo alternativo es ganadora de 12 Oscars, pero en el nuestro es una puta mierda de película.
La mayor obra de arte jamás creada
Robert Patrick is da bomb!
Listen to my review of The Marine here: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-marine/id1120635458?i=1000372280864&mt=2
In THE MARINE, John Cena plays John Triton - an all-American Marine who is discharged from the U.S. Marines after disobeying orders to save fellow soldiers in Iraq. Once he returns home, he tries to fit back into regular society. But that doesn't last long, as he is witness to a group of diamond thieves shooting up a gas station. The villains kidnap Triton's wife (for no other reason than, "a hostage could come in handy") leading Triton on a warpath of revenge as he spends the rest of the film tracking them down.
This film is awful. It's cheesy, everyone is over-the-top, and the special effects are absolutely terrible. The plot is paper thin, and it practically disintegrates completely…