Crank: High Voltage

Sleaze. Gore. Blood. Absurdity. (Absurdity in its very meaning).

Fun and entertaining watch.

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Max Payne, Piss off!

I liked the games, Max Payne 1 and 2, in fact I loved those games. When I was about to watch the movie, I was expecting a decent action flick, nothing great. Well it turned out to be an absolute shit, a ridiculously bad movie. Max Payne was an insane character who sees crazy dream sequences and fighting for his own survival as well as for revenge. But the Max Payne in the movie is a moron. Apart from his constipated look and the coarse voice he is an absolute moron. It is just not Mark Wahlberg alone but the entire cast sucked, they sucked! Mila Kunis as Mona Sax, fuck, she was nowhere, anywhere close to pulling off Mona Sax. A movie with a predominant black texture, stiff looks and coarse voice cannot give a noir feeling. Even the brief snippets that come in the game had very good dialogues, the movie’s were amateurish.

I really do not know why lots of people whether they make a movie from a game or adapt a novel put so much effort in changing things till it really becomes bad.  Apart from a couple of bullet times and the wife and baby getting killed nothing could be found in common. That is where Zack Snyder needs to be appreciated for Watchmen. It was not a great movie but nothing was added into it in trying to make it great.  Zack Snyder sticked to major portion of the book. I guess it was more of a fan’s movie rather than a director’s movie. But sill it was good enough. Max Payne on the other hand, fuck I need to play couple of levels again.

Confidence, not much!

Some time through the movie, I realized I have watched the same movie by paying 150 Rs at PVR as Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena. Then a slight exclamation, “WTF!”.  The Hindi version had Fardeen Khan, Koena mitra, Feroz khan…well after listing the ensemble, no more detail needs to be provided as how bad it can suck. Well it had Kay Kay Menon as well, but no one can do anything when the crap hits the fan.

Yeah, the original sucked as bad as it’s desi replica.

Primer

I am totally confused. Sometimes I absolutely did not understand what they were saying. Wikipedia did not help. I was able to understand Pi but this definitely needs a second look. Looks neat for a 7000$ movie. Will watch it again.

Other alterfucks, boost my ego.

Rififi

Looks like Sorderbergh borrowed the that-guy-has-my-girl angle from it. The heist is superbly detailed set to the music of deafening silence. Lots of things to like and remember in this one. Good stuff.

“I am driver”

Brilliant denouement to the laidback two acts (like any other Cronenberg feature). Its Dirty Pretty Things all over again for Steven Knight. Viggo at it again. Eastern Promises.

2 Days in Paris

“When a women takes that many jobs, we slap her down for vanity. When a man does, we call him the new Orson Welles.”

– Roger Ebert on the movie.

Couldn’t say it any better.

Also, sighted a rangefinder in the movie. Sweet.