Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
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
Relentless frenetic action accompanied by pulse pounding kickass tunes! Gratuitous entertainment fraught with unbridled badassness!
Hyperactive adrenaline pumping violence and mayhem!
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…
The real deal.
Even for a movie that's supposed to be dumb, this was pretty damn bad.
One issue I have with these sorts of movies is that people try to rationalize why they don't have to be good, saying that they're movies which you "turn your brain off and watch." But this doesn't justify why the movie is shit; after all, there are a ton of action-filled movies that don't require any "thought" or some incisive education to enjoy - just look at the latest Mad Max film, or The Matrix. Both films are great, action-filled spectacles with cohesive plots and characters and also have some cerebral themes. Hell, at least even some of the films are made with some technical competence…
Beautifully constructed mayhem.
Pure genius, only eclipsed by Crank 2.
This was insanity. It revels in it's own 'bonkerness'. It's hard not to give yourself over to it.
LOL dumb and fun, kinda.
My go-to movie when I'm on crack.
Solid good dumb movie
I'm alive! I'm alive!
Good God is this movie fun, it's an adrenaline rush in itself. It's crazy, has crazy characters, and just a great time. I have a great time watching it, and will continue to do so.
On the downside, the ending is drawn out, and feels like a let down compared to the rest of the crazy action.
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To be clear, I am talking about feature debuts - they may have worked…