The Marine 6: Close Quarters (2018)

Jake Carter returns yet again and together with another former Marine, Luke Trapper, they must join forces to rescue a kidnapped girl from a gang of international criminals.

REVIEW: I actually enjoy all these low budget Direct-to-Video Marine sequels (Most more than the original movie even), so I always like it when a new one suddenly gets released out of nowhere like this.

Sadly, The Marine 6: Close Quarters is easily the weakest of the bunch. It's directed by the same guy that directed the previous movie, The Marine 5: Battlefield, which was my least favorite until this one came around so at this point I think this director is just not suited for this series very well. It's not all on him though. The Miz just looks bored during the entire thing and has no onscreen personality to speak of, which is strange because he was fantastic in the previous three movies (even Battlefield). On top of that, the action and fight scenes feel quite sluggish and very choreographed, whereas in the previous movies it flowed quite well and most of it came across as pretty exciting action set pieces.

Shawn Michaels however, playing an old marine buddy of Miz's character, is the main shining spot in this movie. His character is genuinely hilarious on more than one occasion and he seemed like he was just all around having a blast making this movie. If The Miz was going to pick this movie to start being bored playing this role, I'm glad they at least had someone else there to pick up his slack and give us SOMEONE enjoyable to watch.

I was going to give this a lower score initially, but there is actually one major plot twist I did not see coming at all and I applaud them for having the balls to do it, so that bumped the movie up a point for me. Make no mistake though, even if you're a fan of the series like I am, The Marine 6: Close Quarters can be a bit difficult of an entry in the series to sit through.

5/10 rooms in the Psych Ward


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