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« : April 17, 2009, 12:51:07 PM »

looks as great as the first one O0

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« #1 : April 17, 2009, 01:33:46 PM »

So I take it the first one sucked ass?



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« #2 : April 17, 2009, 06:20:39 PM »

You haven't even seen it so why are you judging it?


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« #3 : April 17, 2009, 06:39:55 PM »

I've seen the trailer for the second one.



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« #4 : April 17, 2009, 08:17:31 PM »

I've seen the trailer for the second one.

because of that it sucks ass?

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« #5 : April 17, 2009, 09:18:34 PM »

Crank > Transporter

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« #6 : April 17, 2009, 09:38:12 PM »

because of that it sucks ass?

You said it looks as good as the first one, not that it was. Which assumes you were basing your opinion on the trailer.



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« #7 : April 18, 2009, 08:43:58 AM »

So you did see the first one and didnt like it?

Because the first one is great and second one just blows away it up ten fold.

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« #8 : April 20, 2009, 07:57:26 AM »

Saw it friday.

Only seen bits and pieces of the first one but what I've seen I've liked.
This one is just as good, if not better as it is more over the top.
The gimick in this one (electric shocks to keep artificial heart pumpin') isn't as good as the first (Must keep adrenaline up to prevent poison from consuming body) and perhaps the ending (a wonderful "Fuck You" to the audience) isn't nearly as good a closing as a fall from a helicopter is but this was a good time Nonetheless. A real good time.


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« #9 : April 24, 2009, 08:59:13 PM »

Okay, so did anybody go see this?
I want to talk about it!




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« #10 : April 26, 2009, 10:30:58 AM »


It suuuucked like nothing I've ever seen.. just some testosterone ignited crazy dude running around being mad at people. It was so bad it gave me a headache.



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« #11 : April 26, 2009, 10:35:21 AM »

It suuuucked like nothing I've ever seen.. just some testosterone ignited crazy dude running around being mad at people. It was so bad it gave me a headache.



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You laughed all the way through. :D




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« #12 : May 06, 2009, 07:54:28 AM »

I wasn't gonna see this, but after reading this review (from Big Hollywood), I think I will:

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‘Crank: High Voltage’ is Brilliant
by Mike Long

Crank: High Voltage is surely the most visually inventive picture of the year. It is not just candy for your eyes, it is amphetamines. It is among the best times I’ve had at the movies in the past few years.

A director usually focuses on one or two typical movie elements to the detriment of the others, which is why you so often see a dull picture filled with intense acting, or a blockbuster story with throwaway characters. The most common of all permutations is action ueber alles in which car chases follow bar fights follow gunplay follows airplane battles follow robot wars. But the rarest is one in which the director finds a string of absolutely original things to do for nearly every minute of the movie. That’s what happens in Crank: High Voltage, and that’s what makes it so exciting.

Start with the look of the picture. When you first see it, you can’t quite put your finger on why it looks different, but pay close attention: the motion has a stutter. When people and objects move quickly in a typical film, they smear. In this picture, fast motion looks more like a series of stop-action photos flipped past very quickly. (Turns out this is achieved using a “narrow shutter angle”—simply put, each frame is exposed for less time than in a typical shoot, so there’s less motion to record.) Combined with modest overexposure (overexposed for light but underexposed for motion–hmm), the effect is hyper-reality: sharp edges, crisp foregrounds, rough textures. This in turn is amplified by something I didn’t notice until I saw the picture a second time, that directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (working as Neveldine/Taylor) use well-timed sound effects to emphasize the action.

A description doesn’t do justice to the effect, which changes the look of both action and relatively static shots. The beauty is that you don’t have to analyze it or even notice it to feel it.

The attitude Neveldine/Taylor has about how they shoot extends to what they shoot. The movie gives way at several points to a hilariously profane newscast, an educational film strip, a Jerry Spinger-style talk show, a guide to locations via Google maps, and a papier-mache-and-rubber-mask homage to Godzilla movies. There are nods to other pictures, too, including a direct mention of the Die Hard series and a box with gold-glowing contents (which acknowledges either Pulp Fiction or Kiss Me Deadly, depending on how far back you care to go). The violence is graphic, constant, bloody and close-up, and sometimes the results fly out to land literally on the lens. There’s sex, and it’s played for laughs as spectator sport, and carried out at the same frenetic pace as the rest of the picture—but there’s always dissonance, and in this extended scene it comes from the wonderfully inappropriate soundtrack music.

Crank: High Voltage is titillating and vulgar and exhausting and exhilarating and absolutely fantastic. It’s going to be way too much for many viewers, and I guess that’s fine. But to miss out on this is to miss out on a rare and great exploitation of what can be done only with film—and a couple smart, twisted minds. I love this movie.



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« #13 : May 06, 2009, 06:13:56 PM »


You laughed all the way through. :D

I waas laughing at how ridiculous it was. It was a mixture of weeping and laughter, you just couldn't tell because the sound in the theatre was so loud  :P

And no... I didn't laugh all the way through. In fact, I even recall walking out of the theatre for a few minutes because it was giving me a headache.




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« #14 : May 06, 2009, 06:22:12 PM »

"Crank: High Voltage is surely the most visually inventive picture of the year. It is not just candy for your eyes, it is amphetamines. It is among the best times I’ve had at the movies in the past few years."

Wow... just wow. I mean, I understand where he's comin from. The film is undoubtedly original and perhaps in that sense the review makes good points. But as FC said, it's not for everyone. And I was one of those that it's "not for".

"Start with the look of the picture. When you first see it, you can’t quite put your finger on why it looks different, but pay close attention: the motion has a stutter. When people and objects move quickly in a typical film, they smear. In this picture, fast motion looks more like a series of stop-action photos flipped past very quickly. "

Yup.. that's what gave me the headache  :)




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