The Marine Remember Jeff Speakman, the poor man's Steven Seagal who starred in 1991's The Perfect Weapon ? One big movie and that was it for him.… The Marine Remember Jeff Speakman, the poor man's Steven Seagal who starred in 1991's The Perfect Weapon ? One big movie and that was it for him.… 2006-10-13 PG-13 PT91M Action/Adventure John Cena Kelly Carlson Robert Patrick 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Movie Review

The Marine (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
John Cena, The Marine | RING OF FIRE Wrestler Cena takes his shot at action-movie stardom in The Marine
Image credit: Marine: Vince Valitutti
RING OF FIRE Wrestler Cena takes his shot at action-movie stardom in The Marine
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Oct 13, 2006; Rated: PG-13; Length: 91 Minutes; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: John Cena; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Remember Jeff Speakman, the poor man's Steven Seagal who starred in 1991's The Perfect Weapon? One big movie and that was it for him. You have to worry for John Cena after you see his first vehicle, The Marine, a delectably bad '80s-style actioner featuring the WWE star as an Iraq vet adept at avoiding bullet sprays and diving into water to avoid fireballs, which both prove repeatedly helpful when lame-o diamond thieves kidnap his wife. ''I hate cops — and rock candy,'' says one. All sorts of laughs here.

Originally posted Oct 18, 2006 Published in issue #904 Oct 27, 2006 Order article reprints