THE MARINE 4: MOVING TARGET (2015)
SYNOPSIS: WWE superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin is back as American hero Jake Carter in an all-new, thrill-packed Marine adventure! Now in the private sector, Carter is assigned to protect a "high-value package" - beautiful whistleblower trying to expose a corrupt military defense contractor. But a heavily armed team of mercenaries has been hired to kill her along with anyone who gets in the way and it's going to take a fearless one-man fighting machine to stop them. Co-starring WWE diva Summer Rae in her feature film debut, The Marine 4: Moving Target is locked and loaded with explosive action from start to finish!
The original Marine at one time was the most successful movie released by WWE Studios and it is also one of the few that actually got a big screen release. The franchise has seen the likes of WWE wrestlers such as John Cena, Ted DiBiase headlining it in the past. But now it seems like The Miz is the studio’s favourite man.
Mike “The Miz” Mizanin returns as ex-Marine Jake Carter and this time he is assigned to protect a ‘whistleblower’ Olivia Tanis (Melissa Roxburgh). Tanis who is holding on to valuable information about a corrupt defense contractor is being hunted by merciless mercenaries led by Andrew Vogel (Josh Blacker). And no surprise it’s up to Carter to save the day.
The Marine 4: Moving Target is simply made up of a series of running and chasing scenes that to find a story within all that chaotic firing of automatic weapons is practically pointless. To be fair, this straight-to-video title never aspires to be Oscar-worthy; its mission is to entertain the masses, pay tributes to the Marines and hopefully turned in a profit for WWE Studios.
And for that, you got to give points to director William Kaufman and his crew for staging endless sequences of believable explosive shootouts and engaging hand-to-hand combats. They are on the whole well choreographed, well shot and fortunately for action fans, no cheap hand-held shots are used despite being quite an in-thing in Hollywood.
The Miz’s fellow colleague, Summer Rae gets a role here as well. But despite receiving top billing, Rae’s only contribution to the movie is getting herself into a tough fistfight with Miz towards the movie’s climax.
Like it or not, The Marine 4: Moving Target has accomplished its goal by the time the credits rolled. You want to the see The Miz in action on the screen? You got it. You want 90 minutes of boom boom bang bang shootouts? You got it. You want an unpretentious action flick? You got all of the above.
This brief segment, Firepower takes a look at the weaponry, blanks and authentic Marine fighting tactics that are employed in the movie.
The Franchise is a quick summarize of The Marine franchise in case you have forgotten.
Issues about make-up being flammable are discussed in Beauty Is Dangerous.
DVD visuals are clean and sharp and the Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack is aggressive and ear shattering given the constant display of firepower.
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Review by Linus Tee