Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Marine |
UMD for PSP
Actors: John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick, Anthony Ray Parker, Abigail Bianca
Director: John Bonito
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
WWE champion John Cena dominates the big screen as Marine John Triton. Wherever there's danger, Triton is usually smack dab in the middle of it... and he doesn't play by rules! After he's unwillingly discharged from Iraq, ... more »
Terrific. A fine example of its genre
Clear Thinker | uk | 10/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am afraid that some reviews I have seen show either an anti-military bias or else expect things of this movie they would not demand of others of its type. The movie is not political in ANY way, but there is a fairly heroic brief starting episode in Iraq; I guess some don't like that.
This is in fact a terrific action/adventure movie in the mold of the Rambo or Schwarzenegger films (eg "Commando") or the Indiana Jones series. The violence is not accurate in depiction of results, but neither is it in any movie where female stars takes full-power strikes and come bouncing back. If reality counted in the movies, there would be no girl-star action movies.
The violence is actually toned down in favor of action. For example, Sgt. Triton chooses to takes out two very tough villains in exciting brawls when he has a good fighting knife with him. Reality would have been different .... and much bloodier. Not much gore or blood in this picture, however, and you can safely take your pre-teen or teen son. Or yourself. My wife liked it, too, for that matter.
The acting was top-drawer within the context of the plot. I never heard of John Cena,so I can't be considered biased. Triton was seen first in front of his commanding officer, then interacting with his wife. He was supposed to be emotionally restrained with his commander, and strong but a little reflective with his wife. He was. Then The Marine had a mission. He had to complete it, not emote and burst into tears. After the adrenalin high wore off, he'd probably start shaking, but while things were going on, he didn't have time to be upset. Man, haven't the sweetie-boys who have panned his acting ever been in a fight? I never heard of the star,but he turned in a very believable good performance for the part. The excellent-looking wife did a fine job as well. No nudity in this movie. Unfortunately.
In sum, a fine example of its type and highly recommended for all. It requires some suspension of belief, but most action movies do. It will grab you hard and keep you watching.
For what it is, it works - John Cena in "The Marine"
Eddie Lancekick | Pacific Northwest | 02/01/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I think a lot of people went into this expecting something else. What I mean is, even from the previews I think most people could tell this was probably some semi-suspenseful, super action film that ultimately served as much cheese as it did champion effort. What is perfect about "The Marine" is that it takes nearly every cliché's moment that we've seen in films of its kind over the years, and makes fun of it. A villain being chased in the swamp puts his partner on hold so he can take a call from his cable TV rep, or how many times a guy can really get punched, stabbed, shot at, burned and beaten with a hammer, chainsaw, log, axe handle and wrench before going down, only to come back one more time. If you like pyrotechnics you will LOVE the marine! I swear, they must have detonated at least 2 counties and a Saturn Factory to produce all these fiery explosions...which of course are the background for John Cena's character to leap at the screen towards us and away from the inferno that "almost" takes his life.
The synopsis is simple, but if you didn't know it, I'll give it to you here now that the smoke has cleared and I've stopped laughing at all the comedy-laden dialogue. Cena Stars as John Triton, a man who disobeys direct orders (oh man isn't that what the A-Team was all about??) and in doing so saves lives of his fellow marines in Iraq. The actions of course get him discharged, whereas of course he takes a job in civilian life. While embarking on a road trip to the mountains (oh here is the spoof for that movie with Kurt Russell called "Breakdown) he and his wife Kate (Kelly Carlson) accidentally encounter a crew of diamond thieves who at the last second, take John's wife as a hostage. And of course, they are in for it then as John takes on a vigilante rage in trying to get his wife back alive.
Deliverance, The Terminator and The Fugitive are just some of the many movies that I see the funny dialogue and plot portrayed here. Don't worry; there are still lots of action and fun. This isn't like "Scary Movie" done action movie style, but it does at times make you wonder. Perhaps not something I would buy, but with the laughs involved it would be great to watch again with friends.
Robert Patrick also stars, and former Oakland Raider lineman Lincoln Kennedy makes a cameo appearance. Yes that is his real name. Yes I know that both presidents who were assassinated had those names. Please, it's just a fictional movie that takes more shots at the cheese in these types of films than it can actually deliver itself."
If bogus got stars, this would have 10
Harvey A. Lewis | Greenwood, AR United States | 02/01/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"As an ex-marine I can tell you that the only shred of realism in this thing was the marine being punished for doing well. He can afford a nice house and a new Lincoln Navigator on peon pay. He chases his wifes kidnappers thru a construction zone at 100 MPH, endangering everybody instead of just laying back and using the radio to tell the cops where to put a roadblock. He gets hit in the head with enough stuff to start a junkyard but never shows a mark, gets blown up at least twice without being even singed. The HiPo Camaro takes dozens of hits but they all miss the radiator, tires, electrical and fuel system. Not for anybody older than 10. It did have nice explosions, though."
J. Irps | sparta | 03/06/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"it's funny how stereotypes can either make or break a movie. this was an aweful attempt to sell something that it wasn't. John Cena might be able to act, but he got completely shot down in this one from the horrible directing and script, as well as the terribly bad acting from the supporting cast except maybe from the sarcastic guy from Terminator 2.
I had an unbelievably hard time trying to get passed the self-stereotyping done by the bad guys. it was like they were trying to get the audience to hate the fact that they were even casted into the movie. This is one movie i wouldn't recommend to anyone except the extreme fans of the WWE, or maybe the little kids who believe the storylines in wrestling are actually real drama.
one fine point that i thought was extremely humorous about the movie. How is it that you can drive a camero (or whatever the cop car was) at top speeds with a million and one bullet holes in it and not either a) blow up, b) blow a tire, c) just die or d) not allow the driver to get hit from any of the million and one bullets?
i certainly hope this movie was supposed to be strictly a comedy because if it wasn't, the director should be shot and left in the car that mysteriously didn't blow up."