Crank ★★★★

alternate title: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

The cinematic equivalent of snorting cocaine. It's everything I should hate in a movie - it's loud, crass, childish, and dumb - but I loved every insane second of it. The plot is paper thin in the best way, basically just an excuse for Jason Statham to rush around the city like a madman violently antagonizing everybody he possibly can with unimaginable levels of collateral damage. It's also probably Statham's best role, combining his usual intimidating deadpan style with surprising comedic timing. It's the definition of unpretentious, completely devoid of any self-seriousness, and it's just absolutely bonkers, balls-to-the-wall, vulgar cinematic perfection. I'm so happy this exists.

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