"My name's Chev Chellios, and today's the day I die" Think of any movie that you've thought was absolutely amazing. Action, humor, suspense, whatever. Hold onto the thought of how awesome that movie is.
Keep holding onto it in your mind....
Now go see CRANK.
Only once in a while does a movie that completely kicks the ass of all other movies come along. One of those movies where the ratings of newspapers or websites just don't do it justice. One of those movies where you see the trailer, and that it becomes the only movie you want to see. One of those movies where you're pumped going into the Cinema, during the movie, and after leaving the Cinema.
"Crank" was one of those movies.
I mean, surely it's not going to get any awards, but that's because action movies, let alone the ones that that have you on the edge of your seat never do. Not to sound discriminatory, but the reason is this: As most of the world's population is women, they are more likely to vote for another movie to win an Oscar, if they vote any action movie at all, no matter how many men vote Crank. In fact, everyone I know personally says it's one of the greatest movies they've ever seen, save only a few women I know, who said it was simply "good". So actually, it winning an Oscar wouldn't completely shock me.
While women might not agree with me about the awesome factor of the movie (being a 10 out of 5), any man that saw it would agree with me that this is everything in a movie that anyone loves: Humor, Sex, violence, explosions, nonstop action, hard music to go along with the entire thing, fast-paced, and no slowing down.
So here's my sypnosis:
A hitman, by the name of Chev Chellios(Jason Statham), wakes up to a phone call, groggy, barely able to breath or focus , only to discover he has been poisoned by a chinese crime lord for killing one of key components in a drug traffic. While venting his frustration and anger at how he could have let his guard down, Chev realises that the only thing keeping him alive is a constant flow of adrenaline through his body. So in short, he decides to keep himself alive long enough to kill the man that poisoned him, and anyone else in his way. Cue the non-stop kick-ass action.
This movie is pretty much about one of those guys who refuses to give up until he's stopped, rather than turning over and dying.
While it's been out already for almost a month, the theatre had quite the number of people in it. Thus said, there was not a second in this movie that I was bored or waiting for any moment, and I left the cinema feeling pumped and full of energy. It was awesome.
My advice: If you get the chance to see it while it's still in theatre, see it. If it comes out on DVD before you get the chance, rent it and see it. If you've already seen it, see it again.
You won't regret it. Unless of course you're Necrophobic(fear of death or dead things), Hoplophobic(fear of firearms), or Awesomephobic(fear of things more awesome than knowledge can tell).