Thursday, April 24, 2008

Crank (2006)


This film has easily made my top ten list! Think of all the elements you want in a film and I can assure you most of them are not only incorporated in this film, but executed with incredible skill. Violence, desperation, tough guys, tougher situations, incredible action, loads of great comic moments and a slight touch of love, “Crank” literally has it all and then some. The very concept of this film is so original, thought the ticking time bomb theme has been done before it has always been about survival for the antagonist, “Crank” is al about setting things right before the inevitable. Trust me you will love this film!

The film also uses some very interesting effects and angles which really set this movie apart from other actions films, from the C.S.I esque internal shots to the woozy drugged scenes, very nice touch to a great film!

Once again Jason Statham shows us why he is fast becoming one of the most dependable action/comedy stars in the world. Statham seems to be taking over from Bruce Willis as the likable underdog that uses his raw determination to win against all odds. But Jason Statham brings his own unique edge to each role, a kind of tough guy that may or may not really give a damn about anyone who gets in his way.

Amy Smart is also a standout in this movie, cute, quirky and very sexy. Amy seems to master her role as the ditsy girlfriend, without getting too cliche.

If you are a fan of Lock, Stock & two smoking barrels you will love Crank!

The Plot:

Chev Chelios is a professional assassin working for the West Coast crime syndicate. Chev's girlfriend Eve doesn't know what Chev does and Chev is planning to quit the crime syndicate so he can spend more time with her. But for Chev, things about to get very bad, when he learns he has been injected with a poison called "The Beijing Cocktail" by his rival Verona, which will kill him if his heart rate drops. Trying to stay alive and seeking help from friend, Kaylo and Doc Miles, to keep his heart pumping. Chev sets out to find answers as well as protecting Eve, and get his revenge on those who have betrayed him before the poison kills him.


Jason Statham...Chev Chelios

Amy Smart...Eve

Jose Pablo Cantillo...Verona

Efren Ramirez...Kaylo

Dwight Yoakam...Doc Miles

Carlos Sanz...Carlito

Reno Wilson...Orlando

Edi Gathegi...Haitian Cabbie

Glenn Howerton...Hospital Doctor

Jay Xcala...Alex

Keone Young...Don Kim

Valarie Rae Miller...Chocolate

Yousuf Azami...Arab Cabbie

Laurent Schwaar...Man in Garage

David Brown...Sin City Brother


The Movie:


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