Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Tuesday's Overlooked Movie: Precious Cargo
I'd never heard of this crime film from earlier this year. PRECIOUS CARGO is a heist movie with two competing groups of thieves, one led by Mark-Paul Gosselaar and the other by Bruce Willis, who are after a fortune in diamonds. The plot is the sort where you have to squint your eyes, tilt your head to the side, and hold your mouth just right for it to make sense, but the plot's just an excuse for a lot of shootin', chasin', and double-crossin', so there's no point in worrying too much about that. There are actually some fairly funny lines here and there, and the real thief is a young model-turned-actress named Jenna B. Kelly, playing a sharpshooting member of Gosselaar's crew, who shamelessly steals every scene she's in despite an awkward way of delivering her lines. Somehow it works. PRECIOUS CARGO is far from a great movie, but it's an amiable way to kill an hour and a half.