The Marine is a 2006 American action film starring John Cena, Robert Patrick, Kelly Carlson, and Anthony Ray Parker, written by Michelle Gallagher and Alan B. McElroy, and directed by John Bonito. It was produced by Vince McMahon through the film production division of WWE, called WWE Studios, and distributed in the United States by 20th Century Fox. The plot revolves around a recently discharged Marine named John Triton(Cena), who has to save his wife who is kidnapped by dangerous jewel thieves, led by Rome(Patrick). Interesting fact, this was WWE studios first feature length film, and it was also John Cena’s first film role. Do those two facts alone save this film from being mediocre at best. No. This is not a terrible film, it’s just very dumb. You just need to not think about certain things and you can at least enjoy the film. The characters were very 1 dimensional, the plot wasn’t anything inspiring, and the overall action in the film is underwhelming. The only thing I can say that was good in this film were the performances of Robert Patrick and John Cena. They both carried this film to being ok. For its time it released, it worked because 2006 really saw an influx of action movies that were not good by 2018 standards, but 06 standards were grade A. And this is one of them. And I guess we can thank this movie because it gave John Cena another medium of entertainment to shove his face into. This film released October 13th, 2006 with a budget of $15 million. After all was said and done, it made $22.2 million in the box office. So at least it made its budget back. Overall, The Marine is a fine dumb action film. If you like John Cena and action films, you’ll like this film. And hey, it’s the best one of the franchise of 6 films. Good god.
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