Friday, February 21, 2014

The Marine IV On Its Way (Also With An Opinion On The Marine III)

The news coming out of World Wrestling Entertainment a little over a week ago was that a fourth Marine movie is going into production.

I saw the first movie in the series as it starred John Cena, I tried to watch The Marine II - which had Ted Dibiase Jr in the lead role - but I tapped out after the first five minutes and as for the third? With The Miz?

No way.

Well, not until I read the aforementioned news.

Now knowing that Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin would be reprising his role for the fourth instalment, I thought I should take a look at the movie.

I had avoided it like the plague. It was there on my Now TV subscription for weeks but I kept passing it by. I even chose to watch 12 Rounds II over it (Randy Orton's acting wasn't as bad as I had expected).

Anyway, back to The Marine III.

I think the wrestling fan in me is taking over my critical brain because I didn't hate it as much as I thought I would.

Don't get me wrong, it isn't a Kubrick masterpiece but it can entertain an action movie fan for an hour and a half.

With that noted, it did take a while for me to see The Miz as a different character. The film also seemed rushed. This had a lot to do with establishing the characters and their relationships at the start of the movie. It took too long.

The point I am trying to make is I did not hate the film and I am curious to see how The Marine IV does. The Pro Wrestling Torch reported that WWE might have more Marine movies, starring The Miz, if the fourth is a success.

They must have thought Mizanin did a good job to have him possibly front the entire franchise from now on.

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