Crank - (Region 1 Import DVD)
Starring Jason Statham et al
Discovery Miles 1 310
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Sean, DURBAN. 26 January 2007
Excellent action/thriller that definitely adds something new to the genre! Jason Statham plays a contract killer who gets injected with some kind of Chinese cocktail that will kill him in less than an hour, unless ofcourse, he keeps his adrenaline levels as high as possible which prolongs the effects of the injection. Lots of adrenaline pumped action follows...
Surely this movie will envoke some kind of following or cult status mainly because of the way the film was made. The directors use so many different elements and ways to shoot the film it's really great just looking at the movie fly by. Not one minute goes to waste as Statham has to stay alive just long enough to kill of everybody that was involved in this whole mess. There's even a shot in the movie that's taken straight out of Grand Theft Auto and so many more little touches that just make the movie really good visually. Well done to the filmmakers
The acting is good. Statham is perfect for the role as is his supporting cast. I don't want to say too much about the movie because there's really some good scenes in there. Amazingly the movie had the ability to make me laugh out loud after almost every serious scene as it's filled up with lots of humor, almost like the filmmakers are saying well it's a serious movie and certainly raw, but we want you to smile about it and enjoy it on those levels as well. Really excellent!
The movie is violent with some very crude language every now and then and a sex scene unlike you've seen before so it's definitely not for the kiddies, as with Running Scared. I didn't really have any problems with the film, the action set pieces didn't bring anything new to the genre though and some extra work could have really raised my rating, but it's a minor complaint. This movie just runs at such a steady pace, do yourself a favor and rent it asap. You won't be dissappointed!
Region 1 - United States, Canada, Bermuda, U.S. territories.