"Crank 2: High Voltage"
Action, Comedy and Crime. Rated R.
Statham and Amy Smart in Crank 2: High Voltage.
First, he was poisoned,
and now he's searching for his heart.
Jason Statham returns for another amped-up, hyperactive ride in
Crank 2: High Voltage, reprising his role as antihero
Chev Chelios. It's the same plot similar to the first but different,
as the hitman survives jumping out of an airplane, crashing onto
a car, and hitting the pavement. However, his day went from bad
to worse when Johnny Vang and the Triads kidnapped him and operated
on him. See, a man who calls himself Poon Doog (David Carradine)
needs a new one and since Chev was so powerful to survive the
poison in the original, arrangments were made for his heart to
put into the old man. Now, as usual, Chev must keep himself and
the artifical heart charge every hour in order to get his real
heart back - meaning a lot of running, shooting, fighting, and
a lot of sex at the horsetrack with on/off girlfriend Eve (Amy
Smart) for everyone to see.
Like Smart, the sequel also includes original cast members Dwight
Yoakum as Doc Miles, Reno Wilson as Orlando, and Efren Ramirez,
who plays Venus, the brother of Kaylo, who was killed in the first.
High Voltage also includes surprising supporting turns
from 80s teen idol Corey Haim and Bai Lang, and even more surprising
cameos from porn king Ron Jeremy, Spice Girl Geri Halliwell as
Chev's mother, and former NCIS director Lauren Holly
as the sultry shrink with a dirty mind treating the doctor who
still has visions of Chev putting a gun to his head in the original.
Crank 2: High Voltage has an certain flavor that can
be compare to Run Lola Run and the filmmaking style of
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. With The Transporter
and Crank movies, British actor Jason Statham has
resurrected the "I'm tougher than you are", one-man
killing machine army action hero once ruled by Sylvester "Rambo"
Stallone and Governator Arnold "Terminator" Schwarzenegger
back in the politically incorrect 1980s. Unless you're a fan of
the first Crank, I wouldn't recommend seeing the sequel because
you may forget all about it the next day. But still, Crank
2: High Voltage is a guilty pleasure to watch.