Actually, this stands as one of my personal favorites, period. However it doesn't have a ton of depth or new things implemented. "The Fan" knows what it wants it accomplish, and surely does so, pushing the audience into one heck of a trip.
Ok, so maybe not such a guilty pleasure, as its actually quite well received. However, there isn't much to it, and it was basically made to attract brainless viewers, and sometimes that's an alright thing. This movie, along with Crank 2, kick ass in a major way.
I used to dislike Ashton Kutcher, but he did pretty well in this film, showing that he indeed can be bad-ass when necessary. I know, this movie is silly, cliched, blah blah blah. But when it comes to it, it's extremely fun, and also has some sweet fight choreography.
This one's actually filled with a great storyline, intense mystery, and very thrilling moments. I call it a guilty pleasure because you really don't have to think much, and most movie-goers have either not heard of it, or haven't seen it. If they did, they'd most likely not really be into it.
I was VERY into this movie from start to finish. Honestly, I don't understand all the negativity. To me, it outdoes 'The Expendables' in a few ways.
The Cinephile's rating:
Films I go to when I feel like unwinding, not having to think much.
C'mon, we all have at least one. These flicks have almost no depth, with the exception of some, but instead are filled with straight-forward storylines, unnecessary violence, cheesiness, or just robust and ridiculous things. Either way, they will never win any awards or be liked by a whole lot of people. I watch these when I'm down on life, tired, or just want to turn my brain off for a little while. They work well for entertainment affect, not much else.