"The Package" Is Worth Signing For Review

Tommy Wick (Steve Austin) is hired muscle for a local gangster, running errands and collecting on old debts. After years of loyalty, his boss offers him one last job and the chance to walk away from this life. All Tommy has to do is deliver a package to a man known only as “The German” (Dolph Lundgren), a sociopath who enjoys maiming people while mixing a smoothie. The German's gang is starting to flex its muscles and take on some of the rival gangs, so the question is whether the package that Tommy is delivering is meant to help The German or take him out.

The Package is actually a pretty entertaining watch considering that it is a direct-to-DVD action movie starring Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren. The good news is that the fights are plentiful and have a few nice surprises including Austin threatening a man with a bowling ball. Lundgren gets to ham it up as The German, interrogating his victims and giving them a nutritional lesson. The only real disappointing part of The Package is the fight between Austin and Lundgren. When I saw the cover art for the Blu-ray, I expected an epic showdown between these two, and as I expected, the plot was all leading up to their confrontation. After all that build-up, I wanted something more explosive and ridiculous like the fights in 2007's Shoot 'Em Up. Otherwise, I'd say that it is a satisfying Saturday night rental with a couple of beers and a giant bowl of popcorn. Turn it on and turn off your brain.

SPECIAL FEATURES

The Blu-ray combo pack comes with the movie on Blu-ray and DVD, but unfortunately, both discs are bare-bones. They didn't even include a theatrical trailer. If the movie piques your interest, I'd recommend checking it out on Netflix or a local Redbox.

"The Package" is on sale February 19, 2013 and is rated R. Action. Directed by Jesse V Johnson. Written by Derek Kolstad. Starring Dolph Lundgren, Steve Austin.

Mar
31
2013
Rachel Kolb • Staff Writer

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