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The Marine

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John Cena, The Marine
Marine: Vince Valitutti

The Marine

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
91 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/13/06
performer:
John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick
director:
John Bonito
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Michelle Gallagher, Alan McElroy
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a C+

Remember Jeff Speakman, the poor man’s Steven Seagal who starred in 1991’s The Perfect Weapon? One big movie and that was it for him. You have to worry for John Cena after you see his first vehicle, The Marine, a delectably bad ’80s-style actioner featuring the WWE star as an Iraq vet adept at avoiding bullet sprays and diving into water to avoid fireballs, which both prove repeatedly helpful when lame-o diamond thieves kidnap his wife. ”I hate cops — and rock candy,” says one. All sorts of laughs here.