The Marine ★½ 2006 (PG-13)
A frozen slab of grade-A beef, wrestler Cena makes his movie debut (as does director Bonito) in this slam-bang actioner. When John Triton is shipped back to South Carolina from Iraq, he decides to take his hottie wife Kate (Carlson) on vacation. But they wind up in the wrong place just when a violent gang of jewel thieves need a hostage and take Kate. This pisses off John and you don't want anybody that big angry at you. Cartoonish mayhem follows (it's PG-13, remember). Patrick has fun with his villainous ringleader role but you know he's slumming. 93m/C DVD, Blu-ray Disc . US Robert Patrick, Kelly Carlson, Anthony Ray Parker, Jerome Ehlers, John Cena, Abigail Bianca; D: John Bonito; W: Alan B. McElroy, Michell Gallagher; C: David Eggby; M: Don Davis.