I liked Statham in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, so I didn't turn away when I was stuck watching the movie last year while waiting for someone for a very, very long time in a diner with a TV on. Here's a short synopsis of the plot: Statham gets dosed with something that is, effectively, an overdose of adrenaline. He has to run around the city burning off energy in search of the antidote, which I assume is a chamomile concentrate, or else he will die. It is basically Speed without the bus or Keanu Reeves' charisma.
This movie had what I consider the most offensive scene in any movie, ever, but I never thought it would be timely to bring it up, even with the sequel coming out. And then Jason Statham went out and won today's Obtuse Quote of the Day award, providing me the opportunity. Discussing filming a sex scene in a mall for Crank 2, Statham said:
"Trying to do an aggressive sex scene is quite difficult. Especially in a public place with a crowd of screaming extras with their little camera phones going click-click, talking pictures of your pasty white ass. I've had my fair share of bedroom antics in films, but they were a little more private."
Really, Jason? Let me remind you of a scene from Crank. After one suspense-filled encounter after another, you were winding down when you ran into your girlfriend, Amy Smart, in Chinatown. Without anything to keep your heart racing, you might die and there was nobody chasing you anymore. Of course, you did just notice your huge erection.
So you raped your girlfriend. On a crowded Chinatown street.
Then, just when she decided that she didn't mind being raped (!?), you took a phone call and left her lying on the street, frustrated. And the assembled Chinese throng applauded.
You might remember the scene because Amy Smart is also your girlfriend in Crank 2. I hope that Paul Blart was around if you raped her in the mall, too.
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