Sunday, April 26, 2009

Insanity caught on film

Pure crazy adrenaline action is what one could say to describe both Crank and its newly released sequel Crank 2: High Voltage. If you looked up ADD in the dictionary you would probably see a picture of these movies as one of the examples. Crank 2 is so freaking nuts, it makes Crank 1 seem like a jolly joyride through normal land. Spoilers ahead just in case but if you have seen the trailers that show on nearly every other commercial break then you should already know this very obvious clue, Chev Chelios survives the events of the first film. After his body is recovered and kept alive by Chinese gangsters so they could harvest his seemingly superhuman organs, Chev wakes up to realize that his heart is gone and has been replaced with an artificial heart that runs on a battery. Much like the first movie where he runs around trying to gain revenge on his enemies while keeping his adrenaline pumping, Crank 2 has him running around trying to gain revenge on those who stole his heart and get it back, all the while recharging his battery by any means necessary. This film is FULL of over the top action fight scenes and chock full of cameos from characters and actors that appeared in the first film. Some of the scenes include a Godzilla like fight between Chev and a bad guy at a power station that includes giant rubber suited fighters, a guy cutting off his nipples in graphic detail and Chev busting into a house and throwing someone through every possible window except for one guy who gets thrown through the wall. Basically, if you like random crap that will make you laugh or liked the first one in any way then you will also like this one. I give Crank 2: High Voltage a score on the Heath-meter of 8 out of 10. (Artificial hearts by the way)

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