If you’re looking for a restaurant to take your kids to, one that has a smorgasbord is great. Not only does it give enough variety that there is bound to be something for everyone, but there’s no waiting around for the food to be ordered and cooked. Of course the downside to a smorgasbord is that you’re not always going to have the best cooked food, and some times the combination that you end up putting on your plate isn’t exactly complimentary.
Crank 2 is a smorgasbord of a film. It has so many different ideas and visual styles – most of which don’t compliment each other – that it ends up looking like it was written by a couple of guys doing shots and snorting coke in a strip club.
One has to hope that Statham was contractually obliged to do a second Crank, but the surprising thing is that this seemingly mismatch of styles is actually written and directed by the same two guys responsible for the original Crank – a film that wasn’t Statham’s best work, but streets ahead of this muddled outing. The really disturbing thing is that I now have little faith in the upcoming Gerard Butler DVD, Gamer. It’s a film I’ve been looking forward to, but if these two crack-heads are responsible for it, I’m not so sure that it’s going to live up to my expectations. Read the rest of this entry »