Friday, March 12, 2010

Crank 2/RIP Corey Haim

Crank [1] had the most genious plot for an action movie, probably ever. The hitman Chev Chelios (played by Jason Stratham) is poisoned by the chinese triads and the only way to escape death long enough to get revenge, is to keep on a constant adrenaline high. What ensues is 90 minutes of hardcore action, mindless violence and drugs.

What do you, for example, do if you feel your heart is stopping of pure boredom while beeing pursued in a 100km/h+ through downtown Los Angeles by the cops? The answer is obvious; you sverve your car into a shopping mall, et fucking cetera.

Crank 2's plot is'nt quite as good. Chelios who falls out of a helicopter and presumably dies by the end of the first movie; is picked up by the triads in the beginning of the sequel so they can harvest his superpowerfull godlike heart for their boss of bosses.

He escapes the brothel/harvesting surgery with a mechanical heart operating on electrisity. Chasing his "cherry tart" (his heart) violence ensues while he continously needs to charge himself with electrisity. What the sequel lacks in plot it tries to make up for with god-of-war like mayhem and purebred action.

If you like that kind of thing it's truly recomended. If you don't; Crank 1 is worth seeing just to know what a b-action movie looks like by the end of the first decade in the 3rd millenium.

Left, Corey Haim. Right Amy Smart. Rodney and Lemon :)

Also look out for one of 80's star Corey Haims last roles as the looser who is dating Chelios girlfriend who, for good reasons, thought he was dead. I hope he had a good time playing that role; cuz if he hated it it would be a sad way to leave us. RIP, dude.

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