'The Marine 2'
(Ted DiBiase Jr., et al / DVD / NR / (2009) 2010 / 20th Century Fox)
Overview: Reminiscent of the 2001 Dos Palmas incident, Linwood’s trip to paradise with his wife is suddenly shattered when guerillas take control of a secluded five-star resort asking for a substantial ransom. The guerilla leaders begin murdering hostages as the clock ticks away, forcing Joe to use his expert skills to save the hostages from certain death.
DVD: Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! By the time the opening credits had finished rolling I had a pretty good idea that this movie would be a dissapointment! If you are incredibly naive and completely unfamiliar with combat tactics, incursion or recon manuevers, and plain common sense then you might find this movie entertaining.
For most viewers this will be an insult to their intelligence. I'm no jarhead or ex-military but this director is a flat out idiot. Next time get some technical advisors for God's sake! Ten minutes of reviewing Internet clips from war torn areas of the world would give the lay person a better sense of combat realism than this director was able to muster up. What an idiot!
I mean, I was initialy just disappointed that John Cena wasn't coming back for the sequel, but when I heard it was Ted DiBiase filling his shoes, I was extremely skeptical ... and boy, did this movie not disappoint my very own fears! Don't waste your time watching this garbage. [TM] This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Behind-the-scenes footage of climactic fight scenes
Making of terrorist siege sequence
Profile of Ted DiBiase including interviews with Ted DiBiase Sr. and brother Brett
Inside look at Thailand film shoot
Deleted and extended scenes