January 15, 2007

"Crank"

Crank
Written and Directed by Neveldine/Taylor

I originally watched this film on the big screen, which I felt was a far more immersive experience, and suited the film far better than my 15" iMac screen. Even so, the movie is frenzied and fun, packed to the hilt with action, violence, drug use, public sex, and profanity (although there is a supposed expletive-free "Family Friendly" version available on the DVD - I'm eager to see what that's all about). What more can a viewer ask for? Jason Statham's naked ass? Check!

But let's be a little more specific, shall we? Jason Statham stars as assassin Chev Chelios, who has been injected in his sleep with some extremely fatal "Chinese synthetic shit" by a rival. The only thing that prolongs his life is by him keeping his adrenaline pumping - at any cost. What follows is just under ninety minutes of extremely engaging action sequences, shot by debut feature directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, who perfected their Attention Deficit Disorder-style in the commercial business.
posted by julie at January 15, 2007 12:29 PM

things people have said

Best FUN movie EVER. I watched it projected onto my wall in my bedroom. What a sick time!!!

so said: Billy Carmen at January 15, 2007 06:15 PM



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