Poison in his veins. Vengeance in his heart. / You Stop You Die
Chev Chelios is a professional assassin working for the West Coast crime syndicate. Chev's girlfriend Eve doesn't know what Chev does and Chev is planning to quit the crime syndicate so he can spend more time with her. But for Chev, things about to get very bad, when he learns he has been injected with a poison called "The Beijing Cocktail" by his rival Verona, which will kill him if his heart rate drops. Trying to stay alive and seeking help from friend, Kaylo and Doc Miles, to keep his heart pumping. Chev sets out to find answers as well as protecting Eve, and get his revenge on those who have betrayed him before the poison kills him.
This is a better remake of Speed, with Statham being the bus
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…
"You saying this is medicinal use coke, is that what you're saying?"
I'm sorry Shoot 'Em Up, you are no longer the most ridiculously over-the-top action movie I've ever seen.
This is basically 90 minutes of Jason Statham shouting at people, punching people, shooting people, crashing cars, crashing bikes, injecting himself with adrenaline and snorting cocaine off the floor.
And I have no problems with that at all.
This was made by either:
1. Smart people trying to be stupid.
2. Stupid people trying to be cool.
Either way, I liked it and I don't know why.
I have thought about this for a couple of days now. How can I describe Crank? What can I possibly say that accurately reflects what sort of movie this is? The only answer is either going to be "with great difficulty" or "not at all."
The first thing that I thought about Crank after the opening scene with Statham awaking to find he has been poisoned and has less than an hour to live, is that it's going to be an interesting film! The POV camera, almost as if you're in a computer game, is only the start of things.
The pace of this film is just non-stop. The writers/directors take this concept of a man who must keep his…
Directed by - Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor
Written by - Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor
Starring - Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez, Dwight Yoakam, Carlos Sanz and Reno Wilson
It’s always refreshing when you find an action film that knows how to have fun. Despite its numerous flaws and its multiple inconsistencies, one of the great things about Crank is that it doesn’t let little things like characterisation or story hold it down. Neveldine and Taylor set out to make a film that would lampoon the action genre – a genre that, in the modern World, feels tired and dated – in a creative and enjoyable way. Now, whilst I might have a number of…
Yeah...I'm sorry, no. It's not a good film in my opinion. Dreadfully and annoyingly action packed.
The cult-value is amazing. Love this because it's over the top.
Quite possibly the fastest, boldest, most maniacal action film I've ever laid eyes on. Neveldine/Taylor give you a minimal amount of plot and exposition, just enough so that you know what's going on, and go absolutely berserk from there, with every single scene set out to top the previous one in joyous insanity. You can practically feel Neveldine/Taylor fiendishly grinning behind the camera, and you know what: their joy is downright infectious. You can't help but smile with them.
The makers of Crank found the golden ticket for being able to inject a movie full of senseless violence and thrills, and at the same time have no one question what happens. The story revolves aound a hitman called Chev Chelios, who finds out he's been injected with some crazy Chinese poison that slows his heartrate and will ultimately kill him... unless he keeps his adrenaline pumping at extremely high levels. That explains all that needs to be explained in his movie: why is Chelios driving high-speed through a mall? Why, he can't stop the adrenaline. Why is Chelios standing bare-assed on top of a moving police motorcycle? Obviously, to keep his heart rate has high as possible. There's a…
I little more light hearted than The Mechanic but basically the same film.
He is a hitman but this time he has a poison in him that will kill him if his heart slows down/he has an adrenaline dip. Thinking about it, the film is a cross between The Mechanic and Speed.
I told you I'd kill you, you little bitch!
Hold. That. Fucking. Camera. Still!
Impossible to finish! I don't know how it ended, but I'd imagine it involved more cheesy lines (people really speak like that?!), and extra shaky cam effects, you know, to underline his distress... as if that wasn't obvious enough.
One of the most idiotic premise of all time but most of the action scenes are pretty awesome!
A cross between Grand Theft Auto and, well, just Grand Theft Auto.
Crank is a perfect movie.
It is violent, racist, sexist, homophobic and completely ridiculous. But these are the things that make the movie work. It takes everything that makes an American action movie, turns it up to full volume (and then a bit louder) and messes about with the colour settings before throwing a brick through the TV screen.
It'd be nice to say with confidence that the lead character being unable to stop moving is a metaphor for the needs of audiences and the short attention spans of people today, but that is almost certainly giving Neveldine/Taylor too much credit, who have shown in their other movies (including Crank 2) that they are by no means brilliant filmmakers or…