CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE
Repulsive, Poorly Made Garbage
Release Date: April 17, 2009
Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart,
Clifton Collins, Jr., Efren
Ramirez, Bai Ling, Dwight
Yoakam, David Carradine
Genre: Action Thriller
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 96 minutes
Distributor: Lionsgate Films
Executive Producer: Neveldine/Taylor, Eric Reid,
David Scott Rubin, Michael
Paseornek, Peter Block,
Producer: Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi,
Skip Wiliamson, Richard Wright
Address Comments To:Jon Feltheimer, CEO, Lionsgate
AKA Lions Gate Films
2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-9200; Fax: (310) 255-3870
A sequel to another abhorrent action movie, titled CRANK, this movie again stars Jason Statham as Chev Chelios. At the end of the first movie, set in Los Angeles, Chev found the man who had tried to poison him but had fallen from a helicopter, bounced on a car and hit the pavement. At the beginning of the sequel, Chev is still alive, but his body is scooped off the street by an Asian gang.
As Chev spends three months recovering from his wounds, the gang takes out Chev’s heart and replaces it with a mechanical one so they can start harvesting his other organs. Before they can do that, Chev kills the doctors, nurses and gang leaders guarding him. He then goes hunting down the gang leader who apparently has his heart so that he can get his doctor friend to put it back into his body. The problem is, he has to keep jolting himself with electricity to keep the mechanical heart running.
This silly plot is made even sillier by the jerky, hand-held camera and washed out digital images shot on the fly. But, it is made a thousand times more ugly by the protagonist’s sordid, ultra-violent encounters with gang members, whores, strippers, porn stars, and his vacuous blonde girlfriend, who thought he was dead. Throughout this stupid mess, the audience’s ears and eyes are assaulted with constant explicit foul language, extremely graphic foul language, and explicit sex and nudity. Even most action fans will hate this movie, but there’s no reason for anyone to see this repulsive piece of dreadful, shoddy, revolting, barbaric, heinous, rotten garbage.
This silly plot is made even sillier by the jerky, hand-held camera and washed out digital images shot on the fly. But, it is made a thousand times more ugly by the protagonist’s sordid, ultra-violent encounters with gang members, whores, strippers, porn stars, and his vacuous blonde girlfriend. With constant, graphic foul language and very explicit sexual content and nudity, this may be the most poorly made, abhorrent and evil action movie ever made.