UK / English
"Poison in his veins. Vengeance in his heart. "Professional assassin Chev Chelios (Statham) learns his rival (Cantillo) has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Nothing less than Great.
Crank was... Great. It's was what you hope it might be: Cool, fast, and
Jason Statham kicking butt (and Rated R - It's great to hear Statham be
able to go off). It was also much funnier than I expected, and once I
figured out the tone I was in for the ride. I should've figured out the
tone when the movie started with an 80's classic song from Quiet Riot.
Or when the director and writer spoke before the movie and thanked
"Jesus" and then said something like, "Hold onto your seats, it's going
to be f-ckin great." This movie will probably be considered a cult
classic soon. But it could be a huge box office success too. So, here's
my story: I was invited to the Cast screening. My friend worked on the
crew of Crank, and I got a call Monday morning to go (after another
friend had to cancel - I'm always last to get the call, but glad I did
TD - So don't worry). I loved Snatch, and I was probably more excited
to see Jason Statham in the flesh, than to see the movie. Well, I was
simply surprised. Jason was phenomenal. The movie was weird, really
good weird. The action never stopped, and right when you were cringing
from a needle, or something gruesome, you would be hit with something
hilarious. It's was a great blend of action and humor. The writer
obviously wrote this tongue in cheek. It was like he was making fun of
other films. At least I think so. The movie was subtitled in a couple
of random places and I found myself keeled over laughing when the Cab
Driver was subtitled. The action really stood out. It was very violent,
and at times very real. The bad guy, Verone, also stood out. And I
think Amy Smart did a good job playing naive. The movie starts with a
bang, and I was surprised that the bang held up to the final scene in
the movie, which I think was simply great. My heart is still racing a
bit, two days later. Yes, it's that's good.
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