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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Crank: High Voltage

Crank: High Voltage sets out to top the original Crank and succeeds on many levels. It is faster, harder, more outrageous and downright crazier. Jason Statham reprises his role as Chev Chelios, the indestructible hitman with a mean line in Cockney rhyme.

Having survived a fall from a helicopter, as shown in the closing scene of the original film, Chev awakes to find that his heart has been removed leaving him with an artificial heart and a constant need to electrically recharge.

Chev sets off in pursuit of his heart and what follows can only be described as a cartoon-style caper. Crazy asian prostitutes, sexual antics at the races, electro-shock dog-training, full body Tourettes and a bizarre Godzilla-style fight scene all add to the craziness and frentic pace of the film.

Ultimately, although I loved individual scenes in this film and laughed out loud in many places, I just didn't find it as tight as the original. However, the film knows that it more outre than the original and delivers bucketloads of action, curses and fights. It is nothing short of a disturbed film but one that will have you laughing.

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