“Jarhead 3″ much like the sequel that preceded seemingly has nothing to do with the original film. While you could say that this might be an anthology about disenfranchised soldiers, the first film never turned into an action film. While that original film didn’t set the world on fire, at least it range true. Being based on a real soldier’s experience does that. This film starts with a soldier annoyed by having to protect an embassy from protestors. It’s only after an incident happens that the soldier comes to life.

It’s quite the inverse of “13 Hours”, but it’s not like you’re going to hear most critics say that. This is the kind of dumb film that makes for a pretty good video game. Dehumanizing soldiers and foreigners into NPCs and active shooters creates something that I’d dare to call problematic. After watching the film twice, I have a hard time pinning down what makes one cut unrated and the other into the R cut. The violence was the same and it’s not like I saw any major splash back.

Jarhead 3 exists in this new economy vacuum that I’ll never understand. Multiple sequels for home video made sense when studios were able to drain the DVD era for every little dime. But, this is the sort of endeavor that soured a lot of younger people on home video. You’re killing an industry with these shenanigans, Universal.


  • Featurette


  • 2.35:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track


  • 90%
    Video - 90%
  • 90%
    Audio - 90%
  • 56%
    Supplemental Material - 56%

The Plot Thus Far

Assigned to protect a seemingly safe U.S. embassy in the Middle East, elite Marine Corporal Evan Albright (Charlie Weber) thought he wasn’t going to see much action. But when a hostile, extreme militant group launches a surprise attack aimed at killing an embassy informant, Albright’s team is caught off guard. Outgunned and outnumbered, Albright’s routine assignment escalates into an all-out war. With national security at stake, an international crisis ensues in this riveting film directed by William Kaufman (The Hit List), starring Dennis Haysbert (24 ) and Scott Adkins (The Bourne Ultimatum).

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