The Marine (film series)

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The Marine series
The Marine film series logo.png
Directed byJohn Bonito (1)
Roel Reine (2)
Scott Wiper (3)
William Kaufman (4)
James Nunn (5-6)
Produced byJoel Simon (1)
Michael Lake (2)
Michael J. Luisi (3-6)
Written byAlan B. McElroy (1,4)
Michelle Gallagher
John Chapin Morgan (2)
Scott Wiper (3)
Declan O'Brien (3)
Ed McHenry and Rory McHenry (5)
Craig Walendziak(6)
StarringJohn Cena (1)
Ted DiBiase, Jr. (2)
The Miz (3-6)
Summer Rae (4)
Naomi, Maryse, Curtis Axel, Heath Slater, Bo Dallas (5)
Becky Lynch, Shawn Michaels (6)
Music byDon Davis (1)
Trevor Morris (2)
Robert Revell (3)
Jeff Tymoschuk (4)
Claude Foisy (5)
CinematographyDavid Eggby (1)
Joost von Starrenburg (2)
Ron Stannett (3)
Mark Rutledge (4)
Luke Bryant (5)
Edited byDallas Puett (1,3)
Michael Trent (2)
Paul Martin Smith (4)
Paul Harb (5)
Production
company
WWE Studios
20th Century Fox (1,2)
Pacific Film and Television Commission (1)
Distributed by20th Century Fox (1-4)
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (5-6)
Release date
2006-present
Running time
363 mins.
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$24,000,000 (est.)

The Marine is a series of action films produced by WWE Studios starring various WWE wrestlers in the lead roles.

Film summaries[edit]

The Marine is a 2006 American action film directed by John Bonito. The film stars John Cena, Robert Patrick and Kelly Carlson. It was produced by the films division of WWE, called WWE Studios, and distributed in the United States by 20th Century Fox.

The Marine 2 is a 2009 American thriller film directed by Roel Reiné, written by Christopher Borrelli and John Chapin Morgan, and produced by Michael Lake. The film stars Ted DiBiase, Temuera Morrison, Lara Cox, Robert Coleby and Michael Rooker. It is the sequel to The Marine, starring John Cena. This was Ted DiBiase's film debut. The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United States on December 29, 2009. The film was inspired by the Dos Palmas kidnappings.

The Marine 3: Homefront (also known as The Marine 3 and The Marine: Homefront) is a 2013 American action film starring Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and directed by Scott Wiper. The film was released on direct-to-DVD and Blu-ray in the United States on March 5, 2013.[1] It is a stand-alone sequel to The Marine starring John Cena and The Marine 2, starring Ted DiBiase, Jr.

The Marine 4: Moving Target (also known as The Marine 4 and The Marine: Moving Target) is an American action film starring Mike "The Miz" Mizanin reprising his role from the previous film. The film marks the first time in the series that the character and actor played the role in more than one film. It was the first WWE Studios film to feature a Diva. The film was released direct-to-DVD and Blu-ray on April 21, 2015.

The Marine 5: Battleground (also known as The Marine 5 and The Marine: Battleground) is an American action film starring Mike "The Miz" Mizanin reprising his role from the previous two films. It also featured Mizanin's wife Maryse Ouellet, Heath Slater, Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas and Naomi. [2]

The Marine 6: Close Quarters (also known as The Marine 6 and The Marine: Close Quarters) is an American action film starring Mike "The Miz" Mizanin reprising his role from the previous three films. The sixth and final installment of the series, it will also feature Shawn Michaels and Becky Lynch. [3]

Crew[edit]

Occupation Film
The Marine The Marine 2 The Marine 3:
Homefront
The Marine 4:
Moving Target
The Marine 5:
Battleground
The Marine 6:
Close Quarters
Director John Bonito Roel Reiné Scott Wiper William Kaufman James Nunn
Producer(s) Vince McMahon
& Joel Simon
Michael Lake Michael J. Luisi
Writer(s) Michelle Gallagher
& Alan B. McElroy
Christopher Borrelli
& John Chapin Morgan
Scott Wiper
& Declan O'Brien
Alan B. McElroy Ed McHenry & Rory McHenry Craig Walendziak
Composer Don Davis Trevor Morris Robert Revell Jeff Tymoschuk Claude Foisy Christian Wibe
Director of photography David Eggby Joost von Starrenburg Ron Stannett Mark Rutledge Luke Bryant
Editor(s) Dallas Puett Michael Trent Dallas Puett Paul Martin Smith Paul Harb Charles Norris

Major characters[edit]

John Cena was the protagonist of the first movie

The Marine

  • Sgt John Triton of the USMC is honorably discharged after ignoring orders from a superior during a mission in Iraq. He stops at nothing after his wife Kate is kidnapped at a gas station by Rome and his gang of jewelry thieves. He is portrayed by John Cena.
  • Rome is a criminal mastermind and he and his gang of thieves rob a jewelry store and when being spotted by police at a gas station, he and his gang kidnap Kate Triton. He is portrayed by Robert Patrick.
  • Kate Triton is the wife of John Triton who is kidnapped by Rome and his gang at a gas station. She is portrayed by Kelly Carlson.

The Marine 2

  • Marine Scout Sniper Joe Linwood is vacationing with his wife in a Thailand resort when a terrorist group invades the hotel on its Grand Opening, taking everyone hostage. After escaping, Linwood stops at nothing to free the hostages, especially his wife. He is portrayed by Ted DiBiase.
  • Damo is the leader of a terrorist group who invades the Thailand resort on its opening night, taking everyone hostage. He is portrayed by Temuera Morrison.
  • Robin Linwood is the wife of Joe Linwood who, along with many others, is taken hostage by Damo and his group. She is played by Lara Cox.

The Marine 3: Homefront

  • Sgt. Jake Carter of the MARSOC returns home to a small town neat Seattle after active duty. After his sister is kidnapped after witnessing a murder, he stops at no lengths to get her back. He is portrayed by Mike "The Miz" Mizanin.
  • Jonah Pope is the leader of a group of extremists who rob a bank in Seattle. He and his henchmen kidnap Lily after she witnesses him murder someone. He is played by Neal McDonough.
  • Lily Carter is the younger sister of Jake Carter who, after witnessing him murder someone, is kidnapped by Jonah Pope and his group of extremists. She is portrayed by Ashley Bell.

The Marine 4: Moving Target

The Miz has starred in more than one The Marine film
  • Sgt. Jake Carter now working for a private security company after being honorably discharged from the USMC and has been assigned to protect a very high value package in the form of a beautiful woman after she tries to expose a corrupt military defense contractor. He is portrayed by Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and is the first character and actor to be featured in more than one Marine film.

The Marine 5: Battleground

  • Now saving civilian lives stateside as an EMT, ex-Marine Jake Carter finds himself protecting an injured man from a ruthless biker gang and utilizes his unique skills to stop the bikers’ rampage.[2]

Reception[edit]

Ratings collected from film review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.

Film Year Rating
The Marine 2006 20%[4]
The Marine 2 2009 33%[5]
The Marine 3: Homefront 2013 27%[6]
The Marine 4: Moving Target 2015 30%[7]
Average Rating 27%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Marine: Homefront (Video 2013)".
  2. ^ a b Hipes, Patrick (May 27, 2016). "John Ortiz Joins Search For 'God Particle'; WWE Studios & Sony Tag-Team On 'The Marine 5: Battleground'". Deadline.
  3. ^ "WWE Studios & Sony Pictures Team on Action Film THE MARINE 6: CLOSE QUARTERS". Broadway World. November 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "The Marine". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  5. ^ "The Marine 2". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  6. ^ "The Marine 3: Homefront". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2014-08-02.
  7. ^ "The Marine 4: Moving Target". Rotten Tomatoes. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)