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Crank. Irredeemable rubbish,
This review is from: Crank [DVD] (DVD)
I had looked forward to this. I enjoy a good high octane thriller, and Jason Statham is usually good value for money - I really enjoyed the `Transporter' films. However, I found this crude nonsense to be unwatchable tripe. Now I've seen, and enjoyed, a few `brain at the door' idiot fests, and will sit through most rubbish, but this pushed my patience to the limit.
The basic set up is quite simple, and has potential. Chev Chelios (Statham) has been poisoned, and needs to keep adrenaline pumping around his body to postpone his death. He has to keep alive so he can exact revenge on the guy who poisoned him. A perfect set up for a decent action thriller.
So where did it go wrong? After putting together a decent premise, the scriptwriters totally fail to do anything worthwhile or interesting with it. It's just standard running around, shouting and killing people in generally gory ways. The cast is pretty third rate, and even Statham looks pretty wooden. The situations he finds himself in are pretty embarrassing, and the whole film was fairly cringeworthy. I can't believe that a sequel has been made.
One to avoid.