Contraband, a movie to be released soon over here in Malaysia and I had the opportunity to catch the premiere screening at E-Curve last night thanks to invites from Nuffnang. Before catching Contraband, I caught the trailer and liked it for its action packed scenes.
Being Nuffnang's first premiere screening for the new year 2012, I was pretty psyched up for this movie, Contraband, reaching the cinema just in time for ticket collections. I managed to catch up with a number of bloggers, some of which I haven't caught up with recently. It was all good.
|Official Contraband Movie Poster|
|Mr Nuffnang Ticket Issuer, Joel Wong|
|Contraband Premiere Screening Tickets|
Coming back to the movie, Contraband is about a man Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg), a professional smuggler who was nicknamed the Houdini of his trade back in his hey days. The movie kicked off showing Chris retired from the profession with a wife and kids vowing never to do any "job" ever again. Contraband is basically a movie about contrabands, specifically drugs.
|Chris Farraday, the main character of Contraband|
All goes well in Chris' retirement plan as he lives life peacefully with the wife Kate Farraday (Kate Beckinsale) until their lives are rudely interrupted by a screwed up drug smuggling attempt by Kate's smaller brother Andy (Caleb Landry Jones). Throwing the drugs overboard a ship, Andy returns home without the drugs which got the boss Tim Briggs (Giovani Ribisi) really angry and all.
|Chris Farraday with his beautiful wife Kate and his best buddy Sebastian|
Realizing the trouble they're in, Chris knew that the kid, Andy was going to get killed and subsequently his wife Kate had to pay off the debt unless a way is found to get the cash within 2 weeks. Together with his friend Sebastian (Ben Foster), Chris had to do a final job bringing his all the way to Panama in a ship. That's where everything gets really interesting.
|Taking a "joy" ride in Panama|
Racing against time to get the deeds done, which involved a rather substantial amount of people, Chris brought the viewers along a roller coaster ride of action, explosions and heart-pumping moments. We got to see how the professionals do their smuggling. When Chris' wife and family got harassed by Tim Briggs, that's when the action gets relentless.
I liked this movie for the way the sequence of events were played out. Even though things did not turn out as planned, and there were more than one surprise, I enjoyed how Chris handled each situation. In the end there was even a twist of events, one which wasn't really expected at all. Do check out Contraband once it hits our cinemas, as it is a rather nice watch. I leave you with the trailer to the movie.
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