Crank in Theatres!
So…I think everyone should go see Crank: High Voltage. I am one of the only people on the planet that 1) saw the first Crank in theatres and 2) actually enjoyed the movie. For me, Crank is exactly what I want in a theatrical experience. Both of the films are unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Frenetic HD cameras swirling around badass Jason Statham. A film made up of a 90-minute action sequence/chase scene. Insane stunts. Crazy characters. T&A galore. Quirky sensibilities. Exploitive qualities. Awesome soundtrack. What more could you want? Oh and did I mention that the movies are about 90 minutes? I don’t know about you, but one of the reasons I love horror movies is their brevity. Other genres could learn a lesson from such concision.
Imagine camerawork conducted by former extreme sports filmmakers. Imagine a movie that doesn’t take itself seriously in the least bit. Imagine breaking the fourth wall at any and every given point. Imagine a random Godzilla-style fight between enemies for no real reason.
The problem with the Crank movies is that people just don’t get it. But, I think that fans of schlocky horror films are the best audience for these movies. So give it a shot, eh?