4.21.2009

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?

5 comments:

  1. I just saw this movie last night and it's, hands down, my favorite movie this year so far. I haven't even seen the first one and I enjoyed this movie a LOT. The guys who made it must be on some serious drugs. And thanks for checking out my page.

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  2. I liked the first one, too. Haven't seen the second one, yet, though. Does it hold up?

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  3. It definitely does. It's everything from the first one on crack. It's crazier and more fantastical. I think I still like the first one the best though.

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  4. First one is better. This one wasnt deep enough.

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  5. This sounds exactly like the sort of stupid film I'd like. I love the camera effects and crazy cinematography.

    - Zac

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