'The Marine" Won't be Shown In Malaysia
Feb 5: Malaysian wrestling fans looking forward to seeing WWE star John Cena strutting his stuff on the big screen may be disappointed. Cena's movie feature debut, “The Marine”, has been 'recalled' from local release by 20th Century Fox, likely for reasons akin to “having expired its shelf-life”. The movie, presented by 20th Century Fox in association with WWE (World Wresting Entertainment) Films, was released in the United States in October last year.
Besides Cena, “The Marine” also stars Robert Patrick, Kelly Carlson and Anthony Ray Parker in a story about a Marine (Cena as John Triton) who is discharged for disobeying orders during his tour of duty in Iraq. Back in the US, John's wife Kate (Carlson) is abducted by trigger-happy jewel thieves while on a camping holiday – and a predictable one-man chase and rescue mission follows.
Cena has appeared on the WWE Monday Night RAW television series as well as on the hugely popular WWF Smackdown! series.
“The Marine” was deemed “unsuitable” for local release by its distributor probably because of its 'delay' since its release in the US, and possible 'limited appeal' to Malaysian viewers. It had been panned by critics.
Another Fox/Warner Bros movie which was recently withdrawn from release in Malaysia was "A Good Year". The reason was also a matter of dollars and sense as it had been deemed not worthwhile because of its limited appeal.