Crank: High Voltage

Jason Statham I’m pretty sure you all know this name and the series Crack and Driver. Well in 2009 we have a sequel to Crank entitled High Voltage; although the first part didn’t leave much room for a sequel since the ending scene was of Chev Chelios falling down from a helicopter at a very dizzy altitude and ending on the sidewalk after hitting a car, directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor thought up a crazy idea and told us from the beginning “What if” he survived the fall only to be picked off by the Chinese mafia and put in a make shift hospital where his organs would be harvested one by one for their Chinese warlord, the boss of the triads. Due to the fact that Chev survived the Chinese poison one of the best, that fact caught the attention of the dying warlord and he requested to have his heart so he can live a bit longer. The story begins on an operating table where Chev sees how his heart is being removed and replaced with a makeshift pacemaker with an external power supply. After waking up from the anesthetics he starts his usual campaign of killing spree and starts to kill one after another mob guys to get to his heart and the culprit responsible for the state that he is in.

As the first part where he needed to be always pumped of adrenaline here in the sequel it’s a bit harder and he needs always to be “charged up” with electricity so that the makeshift heart will always pump blood to his entire body. You can imagine that it’s even more farfetched then the first part and really far from the truth, seriously doubting anyone could survive 1 hour with such a mechanism and such a stress that the main character was put upon.

Crank: High Voltage

Crank: High Voltage

The passé is always increased and the gore level of the movie exceeds its predecessor with even more blood, more fights and loads of naked women to see here. I’m pretty sure this is one of the most insane movies I ever saw for a long time to see Chev going throw countless enemies to get to his heart, but the best part is that event thaw the story with the heart isn’t that plausible to keep him alive the main character is so well played by Jason Statham that you will have no problem believing his acting and him always playing as the tough guy beating everyone around; so the movie will definitely keep you watching with intense feelings.

Even the ending just like in part one leaves you with the feeling that, yes its finally over and then after the finale you get some short sequences showing that he “might” still be alive and kicking in a 3rd sequel to come. I would recommend this movie to all 18+ viewers that want to enjoy a movie with a basic plot line and a bunch of kicking and fighting at a very alert rhythm without too much thinking of the repercussions that might occur from the things he does. Enjoy ! 

Rated: R
Runtime: 1 hr 35 mins
Genre: Action/Adventure
Theatrical Release:Apr 17, 2009
Box Office: $13,630,226

Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Clifton Collins, Efren Ramirez, Bai Ling, David Carradine, Reno Wilson, Joseph Julian Soria, Dwight Yoakam

Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Screenwriter: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Producer: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, Skip Williamson
Studio: Lions Gate Films
Composer: Mike Patton

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