The Marine: Homefront Reviews
(2013) The Marine 3: Homefront
You know, when I first got into Hong Kong action films of Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, John Woo and Yuen Woo-Ping during the 1980's and 1990's, I read in a magazine somewhere that the way they used to make films in Hong Kong, they would first come up with never-before-seen action and comedy routines/ sequences and then build a story around it. And for a very long time, I would use my fast-forward button while playing all the preliminaries, and just watch the action and comedy routines since the plot would always have to be secondary and non-existent anyway. The reason I'm saying this is that if I had just used my fast-forward button while playing the entire rabble-babble synopsis of this piece of junk and just watch the few action sequences it has, then my rating might've been higher since the plot is completely idiotic and phony in the first place. This is like, yet again, another one of those movies where they would show the characters portrayed not completely black and white. And I just hate those type of movies since theirs really isn't anyone to root for in this rather fictitious set up. It's like if whales are on the endangered species list, and then to justify keeping whales from being wiped out would also mean killing many innocent lives, or if bankers and CEO's are stealing the public's money would have to make a statement if it includes also killing innocent civilians, these acts totally contradicts the movies message or in actuality goes against the point of Martin Luther King and Gandhi.
Co-written and directed by Scott Wiper, starring WWE wrestler, Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin as Sgt. "Marine" Jake Carter who's just come home to his small town for a temporary leave, and finds out that his sisters are planning to sell their fathers estate property since they're unable to continue to make payments. While Jake's older sister is seeing the sheriff of this small town near Seattle, his other sister who is younger than him is seeing a guy he doesn't approve of. Meanwhile, frequent bad guy, Neal McDonough as Jonah Pope had just finished robbing and then burning some of this particular bank's money- a scene taken from "The Dark Knight". It's one of Jonah's political statements was to punish the bankers and CEO's who exploit citizens, for it was only a start for something bigger.
The only thing about the film I thought had any redeeming qualities was the action. There are a few decent action sequences in the film but they are too few to bring this film up to a recommend.
In fact, I recommend staying far, far away from this movie. Not worth wasting your time over.
Oh boy, this movie is bad. But what would you expect from a direct-to-DVD sequel to a movie that was already shit to start off with?
Let's start with how for the first ten minutes; everyone is smiling... Constantly... This is unnatural and creepy to say the least. There is no action until halfway through the movie, but the first action scene lasts less than a minute in fact, there is barely any action in this movie at all. There's just so much exposition and character development to fill up the runtime.
The dialogue and acting are so, so bad and the worst actor isn't even The Miz, it's the main villain who makes no sense. His delivery is close to non-existant and he has no facial expression for the entirety of the movie. Think Gerry's wife from WWZ. The villain wants to terrorist attack something... Because rich people are bad?
At one point in the movie, he robs the bank and burns all the money he takes. That kinda shit only works with The Joker from The Dark Knight because he was truly physchotic, this villain looked harmless. His crew all have emo hairdos for crying out loud!
The production values are about as existant as vampires. The special effects are cheap and very tacky, the cinematography is arse, sweeping shots and shaky cam run amok and green screen reigns supreme.
This is an awful movie... That's the debriefing... Wow, these military puns are bad, very bad...
It's like the director realized, "oh shit we are getting close to the 90 min; time to finish this movie"....
At least it's let's shity than Scar-face from Pacino!! ;-)