Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Crank 3D... Oh Come On!

I just read there is an sequel to Crank in the works.

And it is going to be in 3D.

Now, I really liked the first movie in the series. It was fun, light and fast paced. The second one... not so much. It was like those involved tried to take the things that were fun from the first one and amp it up, but in doing so, it just seemed to come across as crass.

Yes, the first one was admittedly crass too, but it didn't feel that way.

But with a third one on the way (which isn't surprising given the end of the second film), I think I am done.

When you have your hero on fire and literally giving the audience the middle finger, that is where I get off the bus.

The fact that it is going to be in 3D too... that is just an additional reason for me not to want to see the movie.


Arjan said...

I kinda liked 2 a bit (by far not as good as #1 - and just well..entertaining) but a #3 is just uncalled for.

Making it 3d...the makers should be put on your enemy list ;)

Semaj said...

I with you there. I have no idea why they need to put a movie like this in 3D or why there needs to be another one.

I gave up on the second movie when they morphed into Godzilla monsters and started fighting. (Or was it the human head in a jar they was still alive?)

MC said...

Arjan: The second had moments, but it was just so overdone.

Semaj: Strangely enough, Quentin Tarantino admitted in his commentary on Hot Fuzz that he wanted the Elle Driver/Bride fight to be just like that one in Crank.

Lee Sargent said...

The second Crank doesn't offend me nor will it be on my Blu-ray list as it just didn't feel as fun as the first.

As for a third one I'm not surprised.


You said the magic characters "3D" which will mean I will give this a big miss.

MC said...

Because I am just imagining what they would make 3D in a movie like that.

Tracey said...

Yep number 2 was about as far as I can push my Crank friendship ... and with the added 'bonus' of #3 in 3D, it will be a big 'no thanks' for me too.

MC said...

Continuing that analogy... Crank is that friend that just won't leave and is starting to get obnoxious about it.