if this movie was made by the Snakes On A Plane folks, it’d’ve been called Adrenaline, because just like Speed, that’s the matter-of-fact statement of what the crux of the movie is—you are about to die, unless you keep up your adrenaline at least long enough to find your killers. but who cares about the plot. point is, you have nothing to lose, but you must keep finding ways of keeping up your adrenaline. sounds like a recipe for a good ride to me.

and it is, although some reviewers call it “nihilistic”. whatever. plenty people get bumped out of the way—nothing really matters, remember?—but no one dies who doesn’t deserve it. and the dark humour is HILARIOUS. appropriately enough, the opening of Jackass 2 was advertised right before this flick, including all the negative reviews that called it debaucherous and degenerate, a new low for our society. in Crank, the protagonist ends up doing a bunch of stunts in that vein, except in search of his killers and as a way of staying alive. quelle ironie.

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