Review Shooter: The Marine
The Marine is the feature-film debut of WWE Superstar, John Cena, as ex-Marine Sgt John Triton, as he pursues a bunch of diamond thieves who have kidnapped his wife. The film is rated PG-13 although checked out the Unrated version on the DVD.
What We Liked:
- John Cena while not the best actor in the world does an admiral job in his first starring role.
- The action for the most part is pretty solid and grounded. Nothing too over the top or unbelievable which is always nice.
- The location/setting, for the most part this movie takes place in the swamps, which doesn’t happen often. And since both hero and villains were on foot, think of it as a slow-paced chase movie.
What We Didn’t Like:
- Pretty much everything else. None of the performances were really that memorable. The “twist” was rather lame and was taken care of in a minute if not less. The climax wasn’t too eventful.
- I also greatly disliked the black dude in the movie, and sure that sounds a bit racist, but that’s how they played him. He was foul-tempered and trigger happy and was always willing to drop the race card. I swear he used it like 3 times in the movie, and none of it really made any sense. Also, I don’t know who’s wise idea it was to have him sweating the entire time, it was odd seeing someone come into a store like they just ran a 10k.
Recommendation: Pass/Avoid, I thought I enjoyed the movie until I had to sit down and write about it, and there’s no way in good faith I could recommend this to anyone, even die hard wrestling fans.