Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Marine 2 |
Actors: Robert Coleby, Temuera Morrison, Michael Rooker, Lara Cox, Ted DiBiase Jr.
Director: Roel Rein
Genres: Action & Adventure
A relaxing five-star holiday turns into an all out battleground for Marine recon sniper Joe Linwood when a group of local rebels seize control of the hotel taking the billionaire owner, and a group of guests, including Joe... more »
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No Cena, but DiBiase does a nice job!
Jeremy Barnes | AF, UT | 12/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off, I was disappointed that John Cena wasn't coming back for the sequel, and when I heard it was Ted DiBiase filling his shoes, I was extremely skeptical. However, I decided to rent it and give it a chance. Overall, I was suprised and impressed how well the movie turned out. The action scenes are solid, and the story moves along at a nice pace. DiBiase delivers as a marine and does a nice job as the hero. Even if you're not a big fan of him as a wrestler, give him a chance in this movie. I think most people will be suprised!"
NOT TOUGH ENOUGH
The Princess Talks | IL | 01/12/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Ted D. plays the lead in this movie instead of John Cena and that was a mistake. Ted didn't come off as being tough enough. You know when you watch an action movie and you get that sense that the hero in the movie is going to kick butt and mess up the bad guys. I never really got that feeling from Ted; he came off as a guy with an adorable smile. He just didn't have that dangerous vibe that a one-man hero need's. Even John Cena came off as being more tougher than him. Ted was playing a experinced Marine in this movie, but he came off as being a guy who just joined the marines rather than an experienced Marine. He just wasn't believable as The Marine 2 and WWE could have casted this movie better. It's an okay movie, but there are no highs. It's just below average the whole movie."
Different People, Different Setting, Same Story
D.P. | California | 01/11/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is the sixth movie to come from WWE Studios however what makes this one "special" this is the first sequel they've done...however, this is the third time they've done a movie with a very similar story. Now just like how "The Marine" was the movie debut for John Cena, this sequel is the acting debut for Ted Dibiase (Jr.).
Now this movie is one of those type of sequels where it has absolutely no connection to the previous movie with the exception of it being a very similar plot so don't expect to see any reference or characters you saw in the first Marine movie (sorry John Cena fans). The story here is about a man named Joe Linwood (Dibiase) who's a Marine & after coming off a mission, he decided to go on vacation with his wife Robin to an exotic island resort that's owned by a client of hers. Everything starts out nice before terrorist attack at the grand opening party & takes everyone hostage including Joe's wife. From there, Joe is determined to go in & get her but has to deal with the terrorist themselves along with other obstacles like politicians trying to not make this an international incident, a retired Army soldier who doesn't "want to be a hero", mercenaries who work for the highest price, and finding out throughout the movie that not everyone can be trusted.
As usual when it comes to sequels, they all get compared to the original. What this & the first Marine have in common is the story of a Marine being in the wrong place at the wrong time with his wife being taken hostage & with him going to save her. Besides that basis along with the involvement of certain elements that go into an action movie, that's really the only thing this movie has in common with it as Dibiase does more "acting" as far as dialog than Cena did while his character was more "realistic". There was more dept & development as far as the story itself goes along with them learning from the first film & not trying to mix bad humor in with the movie. One of the big differences here was unlike how "The Marine" had a heavy amount of their action based off explosions, the action here was more diverse as you had a minor amount of explosions with more emphasis on gunplay & fighting using the Muay Thai style.
DVD extras include deleted & extended scenes along with a montage of various deleted shots. Various "behind the scenes" features, a look at Ted Dibiase, and various takes of the Muay Thai fights complete the extras...and as a side note, I'm sorry but there are no commentary tracks. In the end, I would say that this movie was more "plot" driven than action driven unlike how the first Marine & other WWE films have been. I enjoyed other WWE films more than this one but it's still worth taking a look at so I suggest a rental & you decide from there.
If they only had taugt him how to fight...
L. M RODRIGUEZ | San Jose, CA United States | 03/07/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"DiBiase is a very good charismatic wrestler. As an actor, I would say that he can compare with any carboard figure in the world and come out losing. And he doesn't know how to fight. In fact, any ten year-old karate student from the school across the street can not only teach him a lot but also beat the crap out of him. Why didn't they let him wrestle the bad guys rather than throwing girl scout punches?
In this movie he has to fight some Thai experts who beat him in a most disgusting way and, at the end, had him win. It's ludicrous.
Among other annoying flaws of this movie: anybody acts decently and does a good job, except DiBiase, the hero. What a downer! Where were you, Tom Cena?
I give this flick 2 stars, just because all other actors were superb, compared to DiBiase. Oh, and he has a few tender moments with his movie wife (beautiful actress Lara Cox) and looks awkward and out of place and is as romantic as a pine cone."