John Cena loves Explosions

Strap on your explosion-proof T-shirt, because The Marine is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Review in a Nutshell:  The Marine is a throwback to an earlier era in action movies, when the heroes were nigh-invulnerable and the mayhem was constant.  I wouldn’t have it any other way.

This photo demonstrates both John Cena’s incredible ‘Angry Face’ and his initiative in creative war-paint design.


  1. Daryl Surat says:


    Also John Cena got in Kurt Angle’s face, not Chris Benoit’s


  2. Daryl Surat says:


  3. Hurray for Katherine!

    …John Cena looks like the time-traveling love child of Ben Affleck & Matt Damon.

    Paul, have you considered tagging each episode by its co-host(s)?

  4. Mr. Fandango says:

    I agree with Mr Surat, that if the preview of 12 rounds has shown me anything it is that their will be twice as many explosions as the Marine. You also forgot to mention when Cena chokeslams the guy straight through the crates. GREATNESS!

  5. Sugar-chan says:

    I very secretly wanted to see this movie, while openly bashing it as often as I possibly could. When the WWE started venturing into making movies, I knew no good could come of it. I mean, they didn’t do it when they had The Rock, so why start putting Kane on the big screen? But I have a deep, unending love for John Cena, and will no longer be able to resist the allure of this undoubtedly awesome, probably terrible by normal standards movie. My greatest hope was that they would have played his entrance music as the end credits. “You’re time is up, my time is now! You can’t see me, my time is now!”

    Also, if you do any more wrestling movie based podcasts, I make the request that you include Daryl Surat, as he is someone I respect, and was totally shocked that he was into the wrastling. Me too, Daryl…me too…

  6. Ian says:

    Guess I’ll have to see this one before the new one with Cena and Die Hard II.

  7. Eduardo M. says:

    Katherine and her crush on Nathan Fillion. An unexpected surprise that I did not know was in the podcast when I downloaded it.

    Can you do me a favor katherine and let me know how good Castle is? Thanks.

  8. Dwayne Johnson needs to stop babysitting children and start straight drop kicking

  9. Eduardo M. says:

    agreed, jefferson. We need him doing more stuff like Scorpion King. nd if he’s going to do comedy, then it needs to be like that like “the Rock Obama” sketch from SNL. Funny stuff.

  10. Canti-sama says:

    Despite this being a film I have no particularly strong feelings for, I enjoyed the episode! I’m glad to see Katherine back!

  11. Densityduck says:

    I like how this über-patriotic action flick manages to hang the American flag wrong on its front cover.

  12. I stumbled across The Greatest Movie Ever Podcast a few weeks ago and have steadily caught up to everything that available to me through the Zune marketplace. I’ve really enjoyed each of the podcasts, even if I don’t always agree the various reviews.

    Commando is indeed the Greatest Movie Ever, and while I respect that that was what The Marine was shooting for, I felt that it failed miserably in its execution. I was so excited to see this movie when I saw the trailers for it and was so completely let down by the actual movie when I saw it in the theaters. What you described in your podcast was exactly what I wanted out of this movie but didn’t get. Weird.

  13. Sugar-chan says:

    So me and the hubs grabbed a hotel room for the weekend, and on Saturday, we are channel surfing. We end up catching ‘The Marine’ on FX. I am SO glad I saw that movie. It was hilarious! The fight scenes were very well choreographed, and I really enjoyed watching the fight between Cena and Morgan (whiney black guy), because I knew 1) That they were not pulling punches and actually hitting each other, and 2) that Morgan was finally going to die.

    I especially love how he killed T-1000, because he is crouched down beside his lady love, after giving her mouth to mouth, dude comes up behind him, a freshly baked walking corpse, and Cena gets up, snaps his neck with a chain, then drops right back down on the ground and kisses his wife…

    …that’s love.

  14. gooberzilla says:

    J.R., it’s possible that our different experiences owe to us viewing different versions of the film. I watched the Unrated Director’s Cut, which was never released to theaters. I suspect it contains a lot more face-stomping, exploding goodness, since the theatrical version was a watered-down PG-13 release.

  15. Stevo says:

    Paul, love the show but please lay off the shouting you’ve been doing recently. If you want to make a forceful point about some ridiculous aspect of the movie, fine, but when you go on for a whole minute it sounds really annoying.

  16. foomfan says:

    That’s a good point. I don’t know that I’d go out of my way to watch the unrated version, but if I happened to stumble across it I’d definitely check it out.

  17. MY comment is that john cena is coolllllll but randy is (boooooooooooooo)

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