The Marine

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"They took his wife. Now he's coming."
  • PG-13
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 4.7  (35,633)
  • 45

"The Marine" is a 2006 action film that follows the story of John Triton (played by John Cena), a former Marine who returns from his tour in Iraq only to find himself caught up in a dangerous situation where he must use his skills as a soldier to save his wife from a group of ruthless diamond thieves. The movie opens with a scene in Iraq, where we see Triton's team engaging in a fierce battle with the enemy. Triton, the tough-as-nails protagonist, is shown to be a fearless soldier who will stop at nothing to do his job and protect his team. It's clear he's the type of guy who never backs down from a fight.

Upon his return home, Triton struggles to adjust to civilian life. He has trouble finding a job, and his wife, Kate (played by Kelly Carlson), is frustrated with his inability to obtain steady employment. The two are having marital troubles, with Kate feeling as though she's carrying the weight of their financial difficulties on her shoulders.

Their troubles are multiplied when Kate's job as a high-end saleswoman takes her to a remote vacation spot, where she finds herself taken hostage by a daring gang of diamond thieves who steal a valuable set of jewels from her boss's client.

It is at this point that the movie shifts into a full-blown action flick, as Triton takes it upon himself to storm the villain's stronghold and rescue his wife. It's a race against the clock, as the bad guys try to escape with the diamonds and Triton tries to save Kate from harm's way.

Along the way, we are introduced to Rome (played by Robert Patrick), the leader of the gang of criminals, who is portrayed as a ruthless and cold-hearted mobster. He is the type of villain you love to hate, and Patrick does a great job bringing that menacing quality to his character.

As the film progresses, things get more and more intense, with Triton using all of his military training and strategic know-how to track down the thieves, outwit their guards, and ultimately rescue his wife from danger. Along the way, he gets to show off his muscles (it is John Cena after all), and engage in some truly thrilling chase scenes and shootouts.

While the plot of "The Marine" may be somewhat predictable, there is no denying that the action sequences are top-notch. There are plenty of explosions, car chases, and hand-to-hand combat scenes to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Cena, in particular, is a natural action star, with the type of physical presence and charisma that makes him perfect for this type of role.

Overall, "The Marine" is a high-octane thrill ride that will appeal to fans of the action genre. It's not a particularly deep film, but it's definitely entertaining, and perfect for anyone looking for an adrenaline-fueled escape. With a satisfying blend of heart-pounding action, humor, and old-fashioned heroism, "The Marine" is a movie that will keep audiences entertained from start to finish.

The Marine is a 2006 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7 and a MetaScore of 45.

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    4.7  (35,633)
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