I don’t know why it took me so long, but I finally decided to watch “Crank”.
Holy crap! Saying this movie is an adrenaline rush is a friggin’ understatement.
From the word “go” this movie just doesn’t stop. Jason Statham is great, as he usually is, and just keeps the pace going nicely. And that’s saying something considering the extreme pace of this movie. Just the number of ways they find for this guy to keep himself going are incredible (the scene in Chinatown is very interesting…)
Now, one thing I have to mention about this movie has to do with the actual production. The whole thing was shot on a Canon XL-2. I happen to own this camera and it is just amazing. I love the fact that the cinematographer decided to use this camera, if for no other reason than to show that it can be done without spending so much on a camera rig.
Also, it’s hard to do a review of this movie without mentioning the editing and effects. These guys took a few cues from previous films and created a very unique style for their own purposes (which is the way it should be done, but seldom is).
Oh, and the best “car chase in a mall scene” since “The Blues Brothers”, so kudos on that.
So, if you are one of the few people who have yet to see this movie (like I was until tonight), do yourself a favor and check it out! It’s a wild ride.
William, the Movie Nerdfighter
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