The Marine 2

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The Marine 2

Postby Movie Mike » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:14 pm

When it comes to ripping off Die Hard 20 years after that movie changed the action genre lead to many many knock-offs (Die Hard on a boat, Die Hard on Plane, Die Hard on Big Wheel) this one takes the cake for stealing stuff verbatim. Maybe they assumed their target audience have never seen the Bruce Willis actioner. Let's look at the similarities:

Wife works for rich corporation while husband is tough cop/soldier *check*
Corporation is throwing a big party when the terrorists attack *check*
Husband is off on his own when the attack happens. *check*
Authorities are no help and even work against the hero. *check*
Henchman who goes apeshit when The Marine kills some of their men. *check*
Villains plan to blow the place up and kill all the hostage to aide their escape. *check*

As Judge Steve Power stated this is a sequel to Marine 2 in name only and even though Ted DiBiase Jr. may be considered a slightly better actor than John Cena the major difference in entertainment value between the two film is that the first one had Robert Patrick as one of the most goofy/fun lead villains in cinema history, and he had a minion with a thing against rock candy, while the Marine 2 has your standard central casting baddies IE. boring.
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Re: The Marine 2

Postby Steve T Power » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:59 pm

Man, there was so little creedence paid to the bad guys i'm not even sure what it was they were after. And why the hell does DiBiase chase the bad guy, then run away from him, only to wind up back where they started... ugh...

I'm getting a headache...
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Re: The Marine 2

Postby Dan Mancini » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:11 am

Bummer. The first one was pure knuckleheaded fun.
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Re: The Marine 2

Postby Steve T Power » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:32 am

Dan Mancini wrote:Bummer. The first one was pure knuckleheaded fun.


And what's really kind of a drag is that this one tries a lot harder than the first one did - I think it all boils down to reach exceeding grasp.
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Re: The Marine 2

Postby Boba Fett » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:44 pm

Steve T Power wrote:Man, there was so little creedence paid to the bad guys i'm not even sure what it was they were after.

They were after their tribute man, Jango Fett needs his props.
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Re: The Marine 2

Postby Movie Mike » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:32 am

Another silly thing is when the terrorists first attack the resort our hero runs to the rescue, breaking necks willy-nilly, but he somehow never thinks to grab the machine guns the badguys were carrying? Is that some kind of Marine code? Taking a dead guys gun is cheating?
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Re: The Marine 2

Postby Steve T Power » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:42 pm

Movie Mike wrote:Another silly thing is when the terrorists first attack the resort our hero runs to the rescue, breaking necks willy-nilly, but he somehow never thinks to grab the machine guns the badguys were carrying? Is that some kind of Marine code? Taking a dead guys gun is cheating?


Nah, those Thai weapons were made for small hands - DiBiase's pudgy fingers wouldn't have fit through the trigger guard.
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