The Package (2013) Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, Darren Shahlavi, Monique Ganderton, Jerry Trimble, Eric Keenleyside Movie Review

The Package (2013)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Steve Austin in The Package (2013)

A Package from Austin

Tommy Wick (Steve Austin) worked for aging mob boss Big Doug (Eric Keenleyside) which often means he tracks down those who owe Big Doug money and either collect or break their bones if they don't pay up. But Tommy finds himself on a different sort of job as in order to clear his little brother's debts he is asked to deliver a package to the German (Dolph Lundgren) but what ever he does he must not look inside to see what it is. Simple enough if it wasn't for the fact a gang working for someone who wants to get their hands on the package and will stop at nothing to achieve it. With no choice Tommy looks in the package to see what is so important and realises exactly why he has been chosen for the job.

I reckon if "The Package" had starred say Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Costner the focus of the movie would be very much on the mystery surrounding the package and why Tommy was the one who had to deliver it. And I reckon it would have made for a nice little action movie, nothing out of the ordinary but engaging enough to keep you interested in what was happening. But then "The Package" stars Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren which whilst not the worst actors when it comes to action movies does put the focus of "The Package" on the action. And the action is where it is at its best with some nice crunching action scenes which make the use of technology to make them snappy but not to destroy them with over editing.

Dolph Lundgren in The Package (2013)

It is because "The Package" ends up all about the tough guy action that the storyline and the mystery ends up struggling to really grab you. Not only that it seems to go out of its way to be mysterious but it does it to well as it doesn't make you more inquisitive just impatient for the next moment of action. Fortunately they do come quite frequently and from a variety of sources with it not just being Steve Austin and Dolph Lundgren delivering the knock out punches.

What this all boils down to is that watched purely for some bone breaking action "The Package" is pretty decent with Steve Austin doing another nice job in a lead role. But beyond all the nice action the storyline ends up getting in the way at times with a twist which to be honest is not much of one.