Aw, man, I really don’t want to have to watch Contraband. I mean, it’s a paint-by-numbers action flick, which is the sort of thing I’ve come to expect from Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale.
But not from my boy Caleb Landry Jones! (He plays the brother-in-law that the bad smugglers are going to kill and then Mark Wahlberg, who is a good smuggler, has to save him and then he has to save his wife, and also there’s a bit where the bad guys put duct tape all over their faces as disguises or something. I guess it looks cool enough, but didn’t they think through to the duct tape removal part? Eh, that’s why they’re on the wrong side of the law, I guess.) (And, oh, crap, that was the talented and wonderful J.K. Simmons I saw in a brief scene. J.K. Simmons, Nooooo!)
Anyway, for some reason, I expect Caleb Landry Jones to only be in quality pieces of filmage, and I’m not exactly sure why that is, except for he’s been on Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights, both of which I’ve heard are really good shows.
Also, why is he playing Kate Beckinsdale’s younger brother when it’s totally more believable he’s her kid from a previous marriage?
Whatever. Anyway, as much as the presence of Caleb Landry Jones tempts me, I will probably watch Breaking Bad before I ever watch Contraband.