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"The Marine 2" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by John Johnson

The Marine 2

Synopsis

Marine Sgt. Joe Linwood (DiBiase) goes to a resort in Thailand to have a vacation with his wife (Cox).

Just as he arrives, a terrorist group takes over the hotel and demands ransom.

The local authorities try to do their thing, but it doesn't work out, and people are getting killed.

A local guy named Church (Rooker) has weapons, and Joe is accustomed to using everything he has.

So, Joe decides to be a one-man army (Marine actually), and goes in himself to save his wife, and show the terrorists the kind of exit wounds a Colt 45 can leave in the back of their heads.

The results are bad news for the terrorists, and good news for action movie lovers.

Specifications

  • 20th Century Fox
  • 2009, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 35 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: AVC @ 33 Mbps
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Ted DiBiase, Lara Cox, Michael Rooker
  • Directed by Roel Reiné
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
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  • Extras:
  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

This is another case of a wrestling athelete who started to make movies (Ted DiBiase was a WWE superstar). This works out well, because these guys are incredible atheletes to begin with. There is no "getting into shape for the movie" that typical hollywood stars have to do. They are already in shape and ready for the cameras to roll. They are used to hitting the floor and each other, so they tend to get more physical in the story than would an actor who has just finished making a Victorian melodrama or romantic comedy.

Technical

The video is very sharp, and their is plenty of sound action for the DTS-HD Master Audio to deal with.

Extras

These include Behind the Scenes, The Final Fight, The Last Resort, Building a Legacy, Deleted Scenes, and Making the Cut.