I guess I should come out and state that I have never seen any of the previous Marine movies, mostly because I thought they may be cheesy and not for me. I’m not a huge John Cena fan and I couldn’t care less about Ted DiBiase Jr., but there must be something good about these movies because there’s four of them available to be watched. I suppose the WWE thinks that since the WWE Universe is all about merchandise whatever they put out will be covered by sales, including these movies. Don’t get me wrong, I like action and adventure movies, but I have always seen these movies as a step above a b-movie, but good enough for me to spend any money or time on. Recently I have chosen to expand my horizons and open myself to new forms of media, which include movies or music I may have not listened too prior. For one of my first ventures into my new opened mindedness I have decided to skip forward to the 4th Marine movie. This movie stars Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Danielle Moinet aka Summer Rae, who are both wrestlers in WWE and who are two people I’m not a big fan of. But, as I said I am trying to be more open so I sat down and watched a 90 minute WWE film.
The story is really cookie cutter. The Miz plays a marine who now works with a private security company. His first day on the job is taking care of a woman who is coming back to the US, because was a whistle blower and left the country. If you’re wondering what she blew the whistle on, it was concerning faulty armor for soldiers over seas. Apparently the government knew that the armor was faulty and many marines died and did nothing, so she threatened to blow the whistle on them. It then turns out that the company that The Miz is working with has a mole who is working with another group of people trying to kidnap this woman. So, the movie spans about a day and a half and is all about moving from action scene to action scene as The Miz tries to keep this lady safe. That’s the whole movie, nothing more and nothing less. Summer Rae plays a member of the guys trying to kidnap the girl and actually fights The Miz at the end, it ends comically as he uses her as a human shield when someone tries to shoot him.
The action is decent I suppose, the whole movie I was thinking it was a real life version of a Call of Duty game. The Miz would pick up a pistol with infinite bullets and every time he killed someone he would take their gun and use it. This actually happens a lot in the movie as well as him making amazing headshots. I was waiting for an announcement of headshot no scope because no matter what gun The Miz picked up he would always get the cleanest of headshots.
After 90 minutes I can comfertably say that I will not be watching any of the previous movies or any new ones that may be coming out. These movies belong on basic Television on a Sunday afternoon, they’re enjoyable but not something I’d pay money for again.