New in Theaters Review: Crank 2 High Voltage starring Jason Stratham

crank-highvoltage So I went to see Crank 2: High Voltage this past weekend. If you’re not familiar with this movie it follows a hitman named Chev Chelios (Jason Stratham) who in the first movie was injected with a deadly concoction from a Mexican gang leader who wanted him dead, that would stop his heart if he didn’t keep his adrenaline up. At the end of that movie Chev falls thousands of feet from a plane and lands on a car and then bounces off unto the street. This movie continues right where that one left off. You see Chev didn’t die from that fall, and now he has been taken by the Triads who have taken Chev’s heart out and replaced by an artificial one. Now Chev must race around the city of Los Angeles looking to retrieve his heart back while stopping time to time to electrocute himself to keep his artificial one working.

I know your reading this and your saying, “WTF”? Well if you saw the first one you knew what to expect in this movie. Now think of all the stuff that happened in the first one and electrify 100 times. This movie is not meant to be serious, but just a good, fun, action movie. It is sooooo over the top that you will be watching it and saying,”they have to be kidding, that isn’t possible”. Well you’re right, but who cares. The movie is hilarious. Its way unbelievable, has some of the dumbest scenes your ever see in an action movie, but you will walk out of the theater saying “you know what, it was entertaining”. Jason Stratham has been in a lot of movies where the stunts are breathtaking, heart stopping (no pun intended), and just action packed, and he never ceases to do a good job at it. He’s the man’s action hero. Weather he’s driving recklessly or running around kicking ass, you always envy the character and want to have the swagger that his characters always portray.

If you never saw the first Crank movie, then I don’t suggest you see this one beforehand. If you did see the first one and thought it was a good all around funny action movie, then you definitely have to go see this one. I give this movie 2000 volts of electricity out of 4000. I knew going in not to take it too seriously, and I was not disappointed. You will be laughing in your seat at the pure foolishness of some of the scenes in this movie. The movie ran 1hr and 35mins. It’s rated R for frenetic strong bloody violence throughout, crude and graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language. It was written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. It was produced by Lakeshore Entertainment. It was distributed by Lionsgate, Lakeshore International.

If you ever find yourself fatigued just down a couple of energy drinks, stay away from the electricity. Ezo
Next week’s movie: TBD