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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…
Bat-shit crazy, don't expect this to have any logic or element of reality to it and sit back and enjoy this crazy roller-coaster of nonsense. It is indeed nonsense, but entertaining nonsense never the less.
"Chev Chelios: Well, I'm glad to hear that. Listen, I've been fatally poisoned, there's probably a psychopath heading over there to torture and kill you as we speak, but don't bother getting out of bed, I'll be there in a flash... Maybe you could fry me up a waffle or something, kay?"
Does Grand Theft Auto better than Grand Theft Auto ever has. Frenetic, outrageous and very silly.
"Do you think I've got 'cunt' written on my forehead?"
Chev Chelois is Jason Statham's most bombastic action role yet. Dawning the intimidation of The Transporter with the humor of his Ritchie roles is a treat to enjoy for this 88-minute joy ride. The directors use frenetic camera movements on fairly lo-fi cameras, but the cuts and stunts are very impressive. I highly recommend any 'Crank' fans to listen to the "How Did This Get Made?" podcast episode with one of the directors. Each scene is more ridiculous than the last, with cheesy dialogue and zany characters littered throughout. I can see why this film sounded like a blast to work on.
Laughed my ass off when he ran out of the elevator screaming 😂
A fun and hilarious action movie that never takes itself too seriously.
Vou te dizer que gostei, visse!
Agora, assim, seus grafismos, seu ritmo pop... Eu fico com 2 Coelhos.
I didn't like Crank when I first saw it, my only excuses are that I was expecting a more conventional Statham picture and I was a big dweeb in 2006. I really like Crank now, it stands as the most relentlessly cartoonish action film I've ever seen and I cannot wait to experience the sequel.
Taking the prototypical Jason Statham action film in an arthouse direction is as lovely as it sounds.
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