WWE Superstar John Cena makes another movie headlining debut in 12 Rounds, as a man who will do anything to rescue his girlfriend from the clutches of a disgruntled madman, who blames Cena for his own wife’s death.
In 12 Rounds, detective Danny Fisher (Cena) discovers his girlfriend (Scott) has been kidnapped by a ex-con tied to Baxter’s past, and he’ll have to successfully complete 12 challenges in order to secure her safe release.
Release Date of 12 Rounds
12 Rounds will be released on March 27th 2009
12 Rounds Stars
John Cena, Steve Harris, Aidan Gillen, Brian J. White, Gonzalo Menendez, Ashley Scott
12 Rounds Official Site
12 Rounds Trailer
12 Rounds Review
Going into this film my expectations weren’t very high after watching the Marine which originally had a planned theatrical release here in Australia. Upon reading the premise for this film last year I still wasn’t convince considering is was the same as the Marine. (A man’s girlfriend/Fiancé is kidnapped by a jewel thief and is must stop at nothing to get her back). The difference this time John Cena plays a cop Detective Danny Fisher who a year ago helped the FBI capture a Known fugitive Miles Jackson. The film set out to be a revenge film the villain getting revenge on Cena’s character for the accidental death of his girlfriend. Danny must complete a game aptly called ’12 Rounds’. This is where the film really picks up (Without giving anything away) with huge action scenes and better plots twists. ‘12 rounds’ has a lot more believability in reality with better character development within the film script.
This film is directed by Renny Harlin who directed such films as ‘Die Hard 2’ and produced the film ‘Speed’. This film is lot like these two films with the unpredictable plot line with action stunts of ‘Die Hard 2’and pulse pounding action of Speed. I believe having a known director helped this film a lot; Harlin has a very distinctive filming style which is used throughout the film with a lot of close up shots of characters shown from many points of views. ‘12 Rounds’ doesn’t have many known actors in the film compared to The Marine in which Robert Patrick starred. This film has it all big action stunts strong script, awesome visuals and all round entertaining film to watch and definitely worth the price of admission. I think this will be the breakout film the WWE Studios, I guess only Box office earnings will tell.