Crank 2: High Voltage

70102780Assassin Chev Chelios returns in this action-packed sequel to find the mobster who has literally stolen his heart. As the hit man scours Los Angeles for his enemy, he must continually jolt the mechanical ticker in his chest — otherwise, he’s dead.

Year: 2009
Certificate: 18
Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Clifton Collins Jr., Efren Ramirez, Bai Ling, David Carradine, Reno Wilson, Joseph Julian Soria, Dwight Yoakam, Corey Haim, Tony Flores, Jimmy Ortega

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With this being a sequel I feel compelled to give you a brief run down of the film that precedes ‘Crank 2: High Voltage’ which would of course be ‘Crank‘. Long story short: Chev Chelios (Statham) is injected with a drug that is slowly going to kill him. Only way to stop his demise is to keep his adrenaline level as high as possible. Imagine all the things you can do to achieve this and then add a little crazy and boom, you have ‘Crank‘.

In Crank 2: High Voltage,  Chelios returns having survived the events of ‘Crank’ only to be taken hostage and have his heart replaced with an artificial one. Of course once it has run out of power, Chelios is no more. Why did they remove his heart? Well, there’s already too much spoiler in this review, so you’ll just have to watch to find out.

Needless to say, to avoid the battery on his new shiny heart from running out, Chelios proceeds to find ways to keep his heart charged. This includes jump leads, police tasers and rubbing up and down an old lady.

Along for the ride from the original is Amy Smart who plays Chelios’s love interest, Dwight Yoakam as faithful Doc Miles and Efren Ramirez who plays ‘Venus’, brother of ‘Kaylo’ from ‘Crank’.

With regards to story, direction and cinematography it’s genuinely not important. Crank 2: High Voltage is a rollercoaster of a film which will probably offend you, make you laugh, make you cringe, make you feel a little bit sick and then probably make you laugh again at simply how outlandish the movie is.
This film won’t be for everybody. It won’t and didn’t win any awards (that I am aware of anyway), but it is a damn fun movie to watch.

Extra points if you can spot the spice girl.

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