The Package (2013)

logoDirector: Jesse V. Johnson

Writer: Derek Kolstad (Screenplay)

Starring: Steve Austin, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Keenleyside, Mike Dopud, john Novak, Kristen Kerr


Plot: Tommy Wick (Austin) a courier for a mobster Big Doug (Keenleyside) gets an offer that will wipe his brother’s slate clean. Tommy has to deliver one more package to The German (Lundgren), seems like an easy job. Things start to go wrong as gangsters are trying to kill The German as well as other trying to hunt down the package.


The Package
The Package

Verdict: Steve Austin kicks ass in this simple action film

Story: A brother working off another brother’s debt is always the easy way into the mobsters and gangsters action film stories. This pays the simple entrance fee and gives a good but routine storyline and how one man can overcome odds to win any fight and escape any situation. (7/10)


Actor Review: Steve Austin – Tommy out to work of a debt with a strong fighting background. Steve continues in his low budget action films where he leads, takes no prisoners and kick ass. It is about time Austin got the step up to main stream action. Action Star Award, Kick Ass Award (8/10)


Actor Review: Dolph Lundgren – The German who is dying and expecting a package. Over the top with how he acts around hostages and has a darker side with a hidden agenda. Lundgren is great but doesn’t get enough screen time which is a little bit disappointing as he is one of the most interesting characters in the film. (8/10)


Director Review: Jesse v. Johnson – Good direction throughout but doesn’t create a high level of suspense before a battle. (7/10)


Action: Some good fights and shoot outs. (8/10)

Thriller: Lacks the thrills this type of film could have had in them. (4/10)

Believability: Gangsters after each other just how far they go is what is left to you to make the decision. (4/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Settings: Some good small town settings but mainly only closed off areas for fight scenes. (7/10)


Suggestion: This is a good action film which action junkies will enjoy but the film doesn’t offer enough for the non-action fans or the casual film fan which bigger productions like Die Hard have in the past. (Action Fans Watch)


Best Part: The shootout in the grocery store.

Worst Part: No build up in the fights.

Action Scene of the Film: The cross roads leading into the grocery store fight/shootout.

Kill Of The Film: Anthony (Michael Daingerfield)

Funniest Scene: The German’s Mango talk

Oscar Chances: No

Chances of Sequel: it could have a sequel but I don’t it will have one.

Similar Too: Hunt To Kill, Steve Seagal Films.


Overall: Good action film but never reaches its potential


Rating 71

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