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YMMV: Crank
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The power station fight in the second movie, which turns into a kaiju parody with caricatures of the two combatants.
    • When Venus first meets Bai Ling's character, she throws a tantrum, and his full body Tourettes' starts acting up. Cue twitch dance off.
    • In the climax of the first film, Chev randomly bleats like a goat.
    • The second film is much more cartoonish, random, and violent than the first.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Especially noticeable in Crank: High Voltage, which might be one of the best examples of how to do this trope right. There are so many stereotypes and so much over-the-top violence, it manages to skip over "Offensive" and come back around to "Funny."
    • Violence against women: Bad. Stripper getting shot in her breast implants, which then ooze out and deflate while she cries: Hilarious.
    • There are A LOT of Asian stereotypes, especially in the second film. Then again, it is the late David Carradine...
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: The whole thing. No, really. Justified. It's a plot point.
    • "Hey, doll. Looks like I let you down again..."
    • Chev Chelios is a man who, while completely on fire, will throw the man he's fighting into a pool. Then walk away.
      • And after he's walked away he gives a melting middle finger to the audience!
    • Chev's doctor and his girlfriend successfully kidnapping Poon Dong and extracting his heart.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: "Why'd you stop?" "What, so you can fall asleep like you always do?"
    • "I'm ALIIIIIIVE!"
      • Then he dies.
    • "Many Triads would give the hearts from their own breasts to save Poon Dong. Not me though, fuck that, but many."
    • "You killed my brother mother fucker, prepare to die."
    • The entire epinephrine scene, which begins with Chelios running down the street screaming, wearing only a hospital gown, while British speed metal plays in the background.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Chelio's goodbye to his girlfriend at the end of the first movie.
    • Which doubles around to funny in the sequel, when we find out his goodbye message was drowned out by the wind.
  • Designated Hero: Chelios is an exceptionally violent, uncaring individual established to be a mob hitman and he will generally wreck anyone's day at the slightest excuse. The only real reason he's established as the good guy with any clarity is that everyone else is even worse.
  • Holy Shit Quotient
  • I Am Not Shazam: No, Jason Statham does not play a guy named Crank. Apparently nobody else does...
  • MST3K Mantra: Invoked in the beginning of the second film. A news reporter comments on the implausibility of someone (Verona) falling from the sky randomly being "bullshit". His words.
  • One-Scene Wonder: David Carradine as Poon Dong.
  • Spiritual Licensee: As said on the Trivia page, there are those who consider this a movie adaptation of Grand Theft Auto, and what the average player tends to do between missions.

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