The most intriguing part for me was trying to figure out where I'd seen these people before. (Donnie Wahlberg and Chi McBride show up for parts so small they basically amount to cameos. Makes me wonder why they bothered.)
James Franco (Freaks and Geeks) is the main character, and while a likable actor, he smiles way too much for the brooding hero with the weight of the world on him. His best friend is played by Vicellous Shannon (Clark's best friend in Smallville); my dad and I thought he did the best acting.
Jordana Brewster shows up as an upperclassman instructor. Several years ago (after THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS) I predicted she'd be the next "It" Girl. I was way off about that, but at least I was right about how hot she would become. (Arguably the second best looking brunette on the planet, which is saying something.) Tyrese Gibson rounds out the cast as the Louis Gossett role, and to say he pales in comparison is an understatement, although that's not a slam against him.
I've only spent 250 words on this movie, but that's pretty much all I need. If you like military-minded movies