After a long string of action films and the highly successful Expendables series, action starts Dolph Lundgren and Steve Austin team up to deliver an all-new action film The Package. Both these guys have proven themselves numerous times over and it’s always exciting to see these kinds of guys team up to deliver the action, but does The Package deliver or need to be returned to sender?
The Package follows a man with a simple job to deliver a package to a crime lord named The German, but when another gang tries to steal the cargo, he is forced to fight to deliver it safely. But when he realizes the package isn’t what he thought it puts him in deeper trouble than he thought. When you take two big bad ass guys like Austin and Lundgren you have certain expectations in an action movie. This movie plays ok, but nowhere near as fun and over the top action as you may hope. Lundgren is given some interesting new territories to go with a character that isn’t the norm for what he does. Austin seems to be the more focal point of the story and has some decent action moments, but overall the film just doesn’t deliver the epic punch you may hope for pitting these two together. The story is fine and simple enough to serve its point and they both do a fine job, it just seems to be missing something overall. What action is here is pretty good and Austin is getting better and better at delivering more realistic fighting instead of his wrestler persona style. Lundgren has always been a pro at the action scenes and is no different here.
Overall this is a fine film, just falls a bit short when it comes to delivering to big action guys like this together. As far as action films it still holds up well enough and even manages to toss in its own bit twists here and there to make it a bit more interesting. Let’s just hope these guys get another just together at some point to really deliver that great action film we hoped for.