Crank, Jason Statham, meth, wired, crazy, old man, bitter, aggressive, action movies, martial arts, CGI, Harold Lloyd, clock face, death

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  1. WG

    I won’t be seeing it this weekend unfortunatley. I have no money, I do hope to see it in theatres though sometime. I am excited for this movie. I was a fan of the first of the first movie. This one Hilariously Awesomely bad. I’m pretty sure that it will be a 90 minute ass kicking bonanza, and it will be a good mindless film to watch.

  2. Orpheus

    The other day, I read someone trying to justify the existence of a sequel by arguing that the movies are really video games. “Chev Chelios dies at the end of the first one, but when he defeated the bad guy (read: level boss) he got the high score and earned an extra life.” He was sorta being facetious, but I thought he made a good point.

  3. SRC

    I won’t be seeing it. Jason Statham really deserves to be making better movies, so I prefer not to encourage him in this sort of thing.

  4. Adam G
    Adam G

    I’m really looking forward to this film. I hadn’t seen the first film until i read the JLCM strip about the website, that is just a perfect gimmick for these sorts of films, the simple idea of putting in a curse word as an age verify, its the sort of joking, not to serious attitide the films have. After looking at the website I bought Crank 1 on DVD and loved it, its just what it promises 90 minutes of crazy over the top non stop action which are sometimes a good thing among all the films that get polluted with too much plot and Statham is great in these roles. Too me these are the Transporter films with the action cranked up a notch (lame joke deffinately intended).

  5. Relaxing Dragon
    Relaxing Dragon

    I can’t wait to see it. As I’ve said before, I loved the first Crank, and the second looks to be exactly what it should be; more of the same. Lots of crazy fighting, shooting, and editing to keep you on your toes for 90 minutes. Pure ridiculousness that dares you to even contemplate taking it seriously. In short, good stuff (now, if only they could get a sequel for Shoot ‘Em Up going. Though admittedly, it wouldn’t be the same without Paul).

    Also, I felt a proud twang when I not only knew what that old crank was talking about, but that I’ve seen that movie (pretty good). Most of the people around me, movie friends included, can’t say that 😛

    • Tom

      Your movie friends don’t know who Harold Lloyd is?

      Even if they don’t know the actor, surely they must be familiar with his iconic scene from Safety Last?

      I thought about mentioning Safety Last in the blog… but I didn’t want to insult anyone’s intelligence.

  6. Haase

    I’m excited for Crank 2, my only worry is the music choices for the soundtrack. I was pretty much blown away that the first movie could maintain the same energy level as The Refused. But replacing that with Linkin Park? A little bit sketchy to me.

  7. Abbey

    The boyfriend and I are just waiting for it to start airing here in the Philippines and then we’ll watch it. Saw the trailer and thought the movie was hilarious.

    Regarding why they bothered to put in an electronic heart, I guess organs stay fresher longer if the body’s still alive while harvesting it. Or its better if you harvest the organ a little closer to when the operation’s going to be done.

    And seriously, just by watching the trailer, we’re guessing that there will be more WTF moments in it aside from the self-electrocution and stuff. Haha

  8. Relaxing Dragon
    Relaxing Dragon

    They know of him, of course, and if they thought a moment they’d know the scene. But I know they haven’t seen it yet.

  9. Kieran

    Hahaha Tom, that’s one the best punchline you’ve delivered in a while! It’s kindof sad that I sometimes find myself ranting about how new movies suck and old movies rule, I guess it’s just one of those things we film geeks are occasionally guilty off!

  10. Allerdyce

    My first reaction was that it was stupid that he was alive, but I read in an interview he’s supertough, and figured that’s enough of an explanation considering the movie we’re talking about. Then I started wondering about the electronic heart, and I have to agree with Abbey here. Pretty sure being alive (for given values of alive) keep the other organs going, and then those can be pulled in separate operations that will be less intensive, thus equalling greater profit. Even if that’s not how it REALLY works, I’m sure it’s close enough to the truth (meaning that in a way, if you look at it sideways and squint, it kinda is) that it’ll serve. Anyways, I’m hoping to see the movie this weekend, and I have no doubts it will be awesome through audacity.

  11. Abbey

    Crank 2 hits local cinemas here today. Also hitting the cinemas is 17 Again. I’m not really a fan of Zack Effron, but I think I’ll have to postpone Crank 2 til next week Wednesday. Hahah. I can’t believe I’m choosing Zack Effron over Jason Statham, but I think I’m going to for a light movie this weekend.

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