Script: Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine
Cast: Amy Smart, Efren Ramirez, Francis Capra, Jason Statham, Jose Pablo Cantillo
Rated : 7 Stars
If you are ever in the mood for some mindless entertainment, then I can wholeheartedly recommend Crank. You can switch your brain off quite easily and enjoy. Come to think about it, it is probably best to switch your brain off, because the plot makes little sense. Switch any morals or ethics off as well, because there is no need for them.
Statham seems to have developed into quite the mindless action hero, and he does a pretty good job, running through the streets, driving like a mad man, pulling any stunt in an attempt to keep his adrenaline pumping.
His character, Chev has been poisoned you see, by some weird Chinese synthetic substance. But he can stay alive for a little while because adrenalin prevents the poison from bonding with his blood and killing him. yeah, enough of the pseudo-science, because that is all so not the point. The point is action, action and more action.
And the film delivers. Action is what you get. Action in the form of violence and the odd bit of sex.
If you are looking for a good film, this probably isn’t your cup of tea, but if you just want to switch off and be entertained by something you know is pointless and ridiculous then this is one to watch.