The Marine 4: Moving Target online movie review - The best film in THE MARINE series.
The Miz (MIKE MIZANIN) returns in the role of JAKE CARTER now working in the private sector where he, along with a group of other agents, is assigned to protect a "High-value package" i.
e. a mouthy whistle blower named Olivia, who is set to expose a corrupt military defence contractor. However during the transfer, the agents are ambushed by a heavily armed team of mercenaries, that have been hired by a turn coat agent named Ethan Smith. Escaping into the wilderness with Olivia, Jack is forced to use all of his military training to try & stop the vicious gang, who are hell bent to kill them both & anyone who stands in their way, but how can one lone soldier stand against a team of heavily armed & highly trained mercenaries?
THE MARINE 4: MOVING TARGET is yet another direct to video entry in WWE's most well known series of movies. Unlike the previous entries however, THE MARINE 4 is actually a direct sequel to the previous movie, with current WWE superstar THE MIZ returning in the same role he played in MARINE 3, wherein the first two films had no connection to each other, minus the studio & title. While most unnecessary sequels tend to waver by their fourth entry, the good news is, is that THE MARINE 4: MOVING TARGET, is actually really good! The action almost never lets up, as the film wastes no time in getting straight to the action, there's tons of shootouts & hectic car chases, not to mention a pretty good hand to hand combat fight scene, at the climax. The film has a nice plot twist early on & the acting for the most part is pretty decent. WILLIAM KAUFMAN steps into the directors chair & gives the film a cool visual flair & the scenery is very pretty to look at & is well caught on camera. Current WWE diva DANIELLE MOINET (Or as wrestling fans know her as Summer Rae) stars as one of villains of the piece, but I was left wondering throughout the whole film, just why she was here, perhaps to add a new superstar to the film, because despite being one of the top billed & gracing the box art right next to the Miz, her character is basically interchangeable with everyone else, although she does get into a brief, but well choreographed fight with the Miz, had it not been the fact that she is the only bad guy female in the team of mercenaries, you couldn't tell her apart from the others, all of whom are only here to up the films body count.
All in all, I really enjoyed this movie, in fact, I actually enjoyed this one much more than the previous three, this one felt more like a throwback to the 1980's action pictures, i.e. let the bullets, fists & feet, knives, explosions & car chases do the talking. Kaufman clearly had his tongue in cheek, as it seems that the bad guys & the good guys never have to reload their guns, but then again if we wanted a movie that was more grounded in reality, we wouldn't be renting a mindless action movie now would we? Definitely worth a look for fans of the series.