weird list of films based on, ostensibly inspired by, or perhaps even influential to video games. e.g. The Road Warrior…
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…
I have a bad cold at the moment and needed to find a way to kick myself out of my dopey state, something which it turns out can be achieved by watching the heart-pounding Crank; a film that'll make you feel like a man even if you’re not man at all.
While this Speed-inspired action movie does come across a bit like an energy drink commercial at times, it features an iconic Statham role and really couldn’t give a rat’s ass what you think about it. It’s a film to make you feel tough as nails as the stone-faced Brit shows off his most agile badassery while engaging in extreme substance abuse and political incorrectness.
Crank is by no means…
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.
I've been pretty depressed over the past few days for reasons, and this put a much needed and much appreciated smile on my face.
You know when you're bored playing GTA, and you decide to enable every cheat code just to fuck around for an hour? This is that, in movie form.
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…
I was having fun and feeling like this was inspired somehow on the early GTA's... but THEN the sex scenes came and my eyes are rolling back since then
(do i really need to watch the second one..? somebody save me)
Lo que podría haber sido un thriller del montón acaba resultando ser una cinta llena de personalidad y frescura. Todo gracias a un Jason Statham pasado de vueltas y, sobretodo, a la hiperactividad estilística en la dirección que el duo Neveldine/Taylor imprime en este filme, el cual está repleto con momentos tan "over-the-top" que acaban siendo memorables.
if you're going for a "complete and reckless disregard of everything" sort of style then you need to own that shit COMPLETELY
this movie needed less cringeworthy exposition and more "WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON"
it's honestly so close to being perfect it hurts
Crank arrived at the exact midpoint where consumer-grade electronics democratized digital filmmaking, video game systems had the capacity for expanded open world environments, and the gradual fade to black of the last wave of action stars. Leave it to a pair of skateboard rats with dozens of now-disposable cameras to photograph a Tough Guy (in this case, a demented Road Runner/wrecking ball in Chev Chelios) as a complete object -- one to who can expunge & transmit our own base desires on-screen. Simultaneously gross & irreverent, yet one of the few American action films that leaves spaces for people of color, members of the queer community, sex workers, to have active roles in an increasingly spiraling cavalcade of mayhem; even Chelios is…
Wenn ich nicht viel erwarte, und das dann haushoch unterboten wird... weia.
Good, over the top action movie. Points off for being show offy when it doesn't need to be. The digital photography really works in its favor.
Pour être vulgaire, c'est vulgaire, mais maudit que c'est l'fun un film qui va au bout de son concept débile avec une telle verve visuelle ; ici, Jason Statham qui se prend pour l'autobus de Speed.
Now this is cinema
A lot of fun despite the racial stereotyping, sexism, and downright homophobia
These are the greatest films I have ever seen.
I will update as any that are worthy pass my eyes.…
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