Thursday, February 1, 2007

Movie Review: The Marine

Rating: Zero Stars.

It starts off with a marine in Iraq. He's managed to sneak in close to 4 other marines that are about to be executed. He radios this in but is told to stay put. Instead he says there's no time, flips off the radio, and rescues them all. The movie loses credibility right here and sets the tone for the rest of the movie. Bullets are flying everywhere but he kills multitudes in hand to hand combat and dodges 1000s of bullets better than spider man can. For this he is unwillingly discharged. Yeah right. In real life we can't even punish the hundreds if not thousands of marines that have raped and pillaged in Iraq and here we discharge somebody for doing a good job. Did I say the movie had already lost credibility? He goes home to his beautiful house and wife and has sex for days. This guy has muscles coming out his ears and his wife is gorgeous. But lets be honest, anybody associated with a movie like this has got to have no brains, and they had all best play their looks cards for as much as they can before they have nothing. As I understand it this guy is a product of the World Wrestling Entertainment business so it's understandable why he has muscles coming out of his ears. The WWE encourages everybody to take as many steroids as humanly possible.

Anyways, the terminator then proceeds to be shot at with millions of bullets that destroy everything around him. Lives through a 40 or 50 foot fall from a speeding vehicle over a cliff. Destroys houses and metal scaffolding with his body. Lives through several buildings that get blown up. Even big iron pipes swung with the force of a batter across the back of his head or his shins don't slow him down much. Well you get the picture. I can understand the drugs and muscles making you think you are indestructible but when metal bars hit bones with no muscle for insulation the bones break. Except in unrealistic movies like this.

The excuse used to exhibit muscles this movie is that his wife gets kidnapped by some thugs who need the car she's in. They then use her as safety. They do everything they can to portray him as the terminator who just keeps coming systematically killing them one by one.

I can understand the idea of muscles making you feel indestructible. At one point when I had been doing gymnastics for years I had a set of muscles that made me feel indestructible. But this movie goes far beyond that.

The unrealism coupled with the baggage brought on by title of the movie will probably destroy the careers of all of these actors. The actors should have known better.

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