"Repulsive, Poorly Made Garbage"
CRANK HIGH VOLTAGE may be the worst, most abhorrent and evil action movie ever made. In fact, it literally gives the finger at the end to anyone who makes the mistake of sitting through it.
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.
(PaPaPa, HoHo, LLL, VVV, SSS, NNN, A, D, MMM) Very strong pagan worldview with angry, hedonistic hero and strong homosexual references; more than 220 obscenities (most of them “f” words), four strong profanities, three light profanities, many crude vulgarities (including porn stars on strike taunt people on street), and movie ends with an obscene gesture to the viewer, probably indicating the attitude of the filmmakers toward their tasteless, poorly and cheaply made movie and moviegoers; extreme ultra-violence includes graphic heart operations, graphic shootings and gun battles, graphic self-mutilation scene, cars slam into people, man’s head kept alive with machine and is eventually thrown into pool, man whipped with steel-tipped cat-o-nine-tails, driver thrown through window of car during accident, man thrown out of running car, man beats up policemen, woman hits fat gangsters crotch many times with an object until his jeans are bloody, and man sticks shotgun up fat gangsters rear end; graphic, extended public sex scene of fornication with couple’s private parts purposely blurred out while racetrack visitors wildly applaud and cheer, porn stars on strike sexually taunt passersby, many crude verbal sexual references, man rubs up against elderly lady from behind to create static electricity to recharge his mechanical heart, and strong homosexual and sadomasochistic references, including arrested prostitute tries to seduce stripper by touching her body and licking her shoulder; many shots of upper and rear female nudity, couple’s private genital parts are purposely blurred out during extensive sex scene in public, some quick cuts look like they could be allusions to male sex organ, and upper male nudity; alcohol use; brief smoking; and, gang steals man’s heart, gang tries to steal man’s organs, protagonist steals police car, gang members wear tattoos and piercings, at least one racial comment, women abused, kidnapping, rude behavior, etc.
CRANK HIGH VOLTAGE is a repulsive movie that picks up where the first movie, another trashy action flick, left off. Chev, the protagonist, has just fallen from a helicopter and landed hard on the Los Angeles pavement but is still alive. Asian gang members scoop him up and replace his heart with a mechanical one so they can harvest his organs. Before they can do that, Chev kills the doctors, nurses and gang leaders guarding him. He goes hunting down the gang leader who apparently has his heart so that his doctor friend can put it back into his body. The problem is, Chev 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. 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.