18 Feb


Crank is a movie with a simple premise, DON’T DIE!. Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) is an assassin that has been double crossed and poisoned with a drug that slows down a person’s ability to produce adrenaline, until the heart stops.  Chevlios must keep his adrenaline pumping at a rate at all times, or else he will die. His solution is to wreak havoc across the mean streets of Los Angeles by picking fights, driving fast, staging robberies, and having sex with his girlfriend (Amy Smart) in public. The action is entertaining and funny, but like its name the film only has one syllable. There are no twists and turns or subplots. Statham is like the Hulk in “Smash” mode, but without the green makeup and muscles. The idea is fun and young audiences have been looking for a new action star to make pointless movies. I understand a lot people like this movie, but I am not one of them.


Chuck’s Grade: C

Adam’s Grade: C-

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