Monday, September 04, 2006

Crank (*1/2)

I would not be surprised if Crank turns into a cult hit once it hits video. It's so over-the-top and agressively stupid that some people might get some real enjoyment out of it. In a way, it's the kind of movie that Snakes on a Plane should have been. For my money though, it was just a waste of a great concept for an action movie. The plot is basically human Speed: Jason Statham is injected with Chinese poision and must keep his adrenaline UP or he will die in an hour. So what does he do? Drink lots of Red Bull, snort cocaine, drive fast, have sex in public, and other assorted R-rated activities. If it wasn't directed so poorly (the filmmakers must have directed music videos), I might have enjoyed it more. It was just too annoying. But fifteen-year old boys will love it. For the rest of you, if you want an over-the-top, hard-R cult flick, check out the recent Running Scared, starring Paul Walker, instead.


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