Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington in the same movie, as main characters in that same movie... groovy! I just realized Mark Wahlberg was Marky Mark btw, Eminem rapped the verse in Drug Ballads a decade ago but somehow it didn't connect with me back then. Now, when I looked up his name on Google as a quick spellcheck it suddenly *BOOM* struck me. Nice! One of my favorite actors started his carreer as a rapper... who would've known! :D Well most people probably knew already, I'm just a bit late in learning as much about actors as I've learned about genres and titles earlier.
This was a good movie, plenty of action, a drama of friends and foes, all connected in a rather complicated fashion. One of the main characters is DEA, the other NAVY, both of them working against each other in what cxould've been the basis for a mind-boggling plot, but what turns out to be rather simple. In a way it feels like they wasted a great idea, they reveal secrets too quickly, they follow a too direct path for the plotline... but at the same time that's what I like most about this movie, it's just solid action, no complications (well obviously there are complications for the characters, but for the viewer the story is easy to undertstand).
There's no annoying overdose of shaky cam, as has been the case with some other recent action movies, no bad actors, no lack of variation... it's definitely worth watching if you're not looking for that little extra. As has been the case with pretty much all Mark Wahlberg (acted) movies thus far. It gets a...
rated 3/5: not bad