I only recently became aware of Crank, a Jason Statham film released in 2006, after hearing an extremely intriguing interview with co-writer/director Brian Taylor. I watched it over the weekend and was really impressed. The trailer below sells it as a straight action movie, but it is so much more than that, chock full of funny moments, clever twists and turns and insane effects - in one scene, Jason's character is speaking with another character, whose dialogue is subtitled, when the camera cuts to a shot from the perspective of the other character, in which you can see through the subtitled dialogue, with Jason squinting to decipher it. WHAT!
In conclusion, I cannot wait to watch Crank 2.