THE MARINE 5: BATTLEGROUND REVIEWED
“The Marine 5: Battleground” finds the Miz starring as the EMT Commando from his last few outings. Now, he’s trapped in an underground parking garage with a dying man. Unfortunately, a band of criminals has shown up to finish the job. Using the tools and means in the garage, the Miz uses his Marine training to bring the fight to the bad guys. This is quite literally the 10,000th time this plot has been used in the last 30 years.
I do appreciate that the WWE sets up these vehicles as means to test out which stars having acting talent beyond the ring. It’s just that making mass audience fare doesn’t do much for prolonged enjoyment. Once you learn the basic setup and see what the Marine can do, there’s little replay value. The film wants to emulate classic action movies with a modern twist. However, there is no character work or humor to ensure that audiences return. Making action cinema is tricky, but it can be done better than this.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track