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Title: Crank (2006)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 09, 2012, 06:17:53 pm
Crank
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Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rvYrVTnSWw


Look, I had no illusions about Crank at all as I knew what to expect from the get go. It is after all a Jason Statham movie. If you've seen anything of his, like say the Transporter films, then you have a good idea what's in store. Kinda. This actually makes those look like highbrow art films.  There are so many things wrong with Crank that at times it becomes a fun romp in its stupidity. At times that is. The movie as a whole is poorly written and some of the actors were just downright awful. The editing was amateurish and there's no need to bring up how bad the directing is.

About the whole thing that "saves" this movie is Amy Smart and that's only because I am biased toward her and will say she is great in everything. Her part here is entertaining though. So, I'm not talking outta my ass here. Now let's get to the ending shall we. Death by free-falling from a helicopter. The phone call in mid-air as he is plummeting to his impending "death" should pretty much tell you all that you need to know about the movie as a whole. The one thing I noticed while watching the movie was how much it mirrored that of GTA and other video games on the market. This movie is very much a "video game" movie from start to finish, so if you're expecting plot in the traditional sense, you will be disappointed.

It's a bad movie and I normally wouldn't recommend this at all. But if you are reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally bored and there is nothing else to watch, then give this a Rent. Personally I will never watch it again. Funny thing is that I have Crank 2 on hold and will see what's in store.........
Title: Re: Crank (2006)
Post by: Mac on May 09, 2012, 07:28:29 pm
I was pissed about being blind sided with such a stupid movie. Hey,I like action like the next guy, but I have some stake in the story. Don't just show me things that punch and blow up. Couldn't believe Statham stooped this low. I figured he needed the work. But when 2 came out, it just proved I was wrong about the who this was appealing too.

1 was bad. Expect way more stoopid with 2.
Title: Re: Crank (2006)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 09, 2012, 07:30:44 pm
1 was bad. Expect way more stoopid with 2.

Already there. Thank God for the Library. Since it's free, it's not costing me  s h i t ....except my time.