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Just finished watching the movie, Crank, which Amazon calls "high-end pop-trash, filled with many preposterous / ingenious stunts and over-the-top performances." Jason Statham plays a killer who has one hour to live and decides to spend that time taking revenge on his murderers and telling his girlfriend that he loves her (awww).

I watched it while doing the exer-cycle thing to the tune of 730 calories, which seemed not very much - considering how quickly the movie made me pedal - until I realized that the movie is only 86 minutes long. Compare that to the 700-calorie movies I watched before that were more like 120 minutes long. So, yeah, if you need a jolt of adrenaline, check it out. Don't expect to see an Academy-Award sort of film here; in fact, it might be best watched a bit tipsy. Or exer-cycling. But it's great heart-pumping fun!



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Jun. 13th, 2007 11:59 am (UTC)
The Amazon description is darned accurate. But what I think I liked was that the story resolved satisfactorily; despite the constant preposterousness, no cheats.

And yeah, very energetic.
Jun. 13th, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
Exactly! I was expecting a cheat at the end, but it turned out exactly as it should. Satisfying indeed!
Jun. 13th, 2007 01:42 pm (UTC)
We saw it and thought it was a hell of a lot of fun. One of the reasons was because it clearly doesn't take itself seriously--the moviemakers were having fun, and that translates to the viewing.
Jun. 13th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
Right - that "not taking itself seriously" thing was seriously important.
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