Wee!! First movie of the year! Courtesy to Churpchurp, i get to watch Contraband before it release cinema today. Brought Jieyi as my movie guest.
Mark Wahlberg leads the cast of Contraband, a fast-paced thriller about a man trying to stay out of a world he worked so hard to leave behind and the family he'll do anything to protect. Set in New Orleans, the film explores the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling-full of desperate criminals and corrupt officials, high-stakes and big payoffs-where loyalty rarely exists and death is one wrong turn away. Chris Farraday (Wahlberg) long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy (Caleb Landry Jones), botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi), Chris is forced back into doing what he does best-running contraband-to settle Andy's debt. Chris is a legendary smuggler and quickly assembles a crew with the help of his best friend, Sebastian (Ben Foster), to head to Panama and return with millions in counterfeit bills. Things quickly fall apart and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate (Kate Beckinsale), and sons become their target.
I guess i am the only one feel this movie is nice. Not completely love it but at least it was well plot. Each scene was well built and leading trouble to another trouble and make me wanna know more what happen next. Camera shot are pretty good and intense because focus on facial more..however i get annoyed by the inconsistency zoom during the close up.
However i gotta agree this movie is lack of action. Not even thriller as claim by the genre.
Catch this in cinema now if u r fans of Mark Wahlberg ;)