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There are a thousand ways to raise your adrenaline. Today, Chev Chelios will need every single one.
Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
This is a better remake of Speed, with Statham being the bus
Does it look like I got cunt written on my head? Who do you think you are fucking with?
Crank is an experience unlike any other. Being strapped down to a chair in a dark room and getting doped up with any and every drug under the sun designed to increase your heart rate and perspiration all the while being surrounded by dozens of TV sets blaring fragmented heavy metal music videos is the only comparable physical equivalent.
A nightmare to some**
But to a select few, Crank is a transcendent experience that has "cult status" written on its forehead. No, not the word "cunt." This film on the outside appears to be an eccentric, sleazy, stupid, dumbfoundedly bizarre…
Um... I have no idea how to review this movie. It is illogical, weird, dumb, but ITS FUN! I have never been a big fan of Jason Statham and his over the top action movies, but I kinda like this one.
Crank is, in a sense, awful. I mean it's really, really dreadful. It looks as though a madman managed to get the entire editorial facilities of a cheap piece of software, give it a chunk of footage, and randomly select one style for each scene. It's mad. It's absolutely mad. It makes no sense at all. And that's precisely why I liked it so much. No film I have ever seen better evidences the purposes of beginning a narrative in media res: "in the middle of things". It's maybe half an hour before you're given any idea whatsoever of what's actually happening, so frenetic is the pacing of the action. Normally such mania…
More concept than plot, more noise than logic, Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's "Crank" is an irritating combination of sound and fury. The film is occasionally fun, but it rarely offers anything that is more than simply mediocre.
Revolving around Jason Statham's Chev Chelios, "Crank" follows its anti-hero as he finds himself poisoned and forced to keep his adrenaline pumping in order to stay alive. That dramatic thrust leads to serviceable action beats but very little story. It is all sort of a go-nowhere "Speed," unfolding in a human being rather than a city bus.
As far as action beats are concerned, the film has its fair share. However, the lack of character or plot make the beats sag, and,…
About a third of the way in, Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) is standing in a hospital gown at a bay of TV screens. The report on the screens is about him, and what he has already "accomplished" so far in the film. One dead, others injured, hundreds of thousands of dollars of property damage. A man looks at Chev, recognizes him as the man wanted by the police, and then looks back at the TV screens.
When I watch action movies, I often find myself acting like this stranger who, rather than respond in any way to the mayhem in front of him, turns back to the screen. I see the toll each of these films diegetically leaves in its…
This film fills that niche of wanting a dumb over-the-top action film that doesn't require thought. The spectacle of the miscellaneous events portrayed make up for the near complete lack of plot. SEX! GUNS & SHOOTOUTS! EXPLOSIONS! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Fun, dumb and kind of incredibly awesome.I don't know how this exists, but I am so glad it does.
Qu'est-ce qui se passe quand 2 des plus gros douchebags de l'univers qui n'ont jamais vu de caméra de leur vie, mais vu tous les vidéoclips de Limp Bizkit décident de faire un film? C'est pas mal ça...
Crank is low-level, dirty, raunchy, basic, racist, mysoginistic, lowbrow, dumb, something that does not hit me emotionally, that does not elevate my spirit and basically the exact opposite of artistic film. It is also an experimental genre masterpiece and structurally perfect at what it sets out to do, if slightly unsophisticated.
In 2007 Uwe Boll made a movie called Postal, based on the videogame of the same name, a sadist stress-relieving game where you’re set free on a town with all manner of weapons and possibilities to wreak havoc. Of course, Boll set himself up for failure by basing it on this videogame. Movies based on videogames as a rule, don’t work. Videogames based on movies, as a rule,…
A hilarious thrill ride.
When this movie came out a lot of people told me I'd love it.
"It's got swearing and violence and it's weird!" people told me. I'm reviewing this just because I've always wanted to talk shit about this movie. It suuuuucks!
I really hate this film... I found it lazy and had no heart. The cinematography is obnoxiously gaudy. I could imagine the script looked nice on paper, but really when this film moves it just fucking sucks.
I think this would have actually been pretty cool as a comic book. Other than that it's total garbo imo. I actually watched it again recently to see if maybe I like it better as my tastes have expanded... nope it still sucks. Unbelievably rancid.
I'm not going to review the second one. I'll just let it be known right here, that I think it sucks too. Very sad. I'm probably being generous giving it even 1 star.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I think I can see what this film was trying to do but the themes and presentation of it fell short. If this film was meant as a parody of action films it succeeds, however it also needs to be entertaining. This film is not as entertaining as it should be.
Here Statham plays a hitman that was injected with poison by the people he works for so has to keep his heart-rate up so the poison doesn't take effect. The premise already doesn't make any sense but Statham's character is so over the top and goofy that I wonder if he's all that GOOD of a hitman.
The lengths he goes to to keep his heart rate going are…
Exquisitely action-packed, this high-octane thriller delivers 100 cc's of awesomeness!
Yeah, I know. But it's true. Non-stop, Jason Statham action.
Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
A list of films compiled from every response to "What Have You Been Watching" on r/TrueFilm in 2015.