It's a plot we've all heard so many times before. And Contraband is one of those movies we've seem so many times before. Contraband is, for the most part, just fine. There really isn't mch more to say. It's one of those movies where it exists only to help kill a couple hours before you go to your sister's wedding. It's two hours of comfort food. Mark Wahlberg gets shot at, acts like a tough guy, run around a lot. and he;s good at it. You want to see him succeed, not so much because you care about the story, but because he's Mark Wahlberg, he's the hero and you need to root for someone in these next two hours.
|The contraband is paper. How interesting.|
And, ya, that's about it. Contraband is a movie that exists only to fill space. It does nothing new or interesting, but it also isn't offensively bad or terribly boring. It's entertaining enough to keep you watching. And, sometimes, that's all you need. Contraband gets 3 and a half stars out of 6.
Oh, hey, the Rise of the Planet of the Apes sequel is now called Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. That's cool, right? Right.