Friday, 16 January 2009

Crank 2: High Voltage

In late summer 2006, a movie was released that was just so absurdly crazy (and such a HUGE assault on the senses) that I would have to deem it to be brilliant!

This movie was, of course, Crank. The acting may not exactly be up there with the likes of "The Shawshank Redemption", but for sheer excitement and action, few can claim to have beaten it.

However, there is one film on the horizon that looks to take on such a crown. This film would be "Crank 2: High Voltage".

The first trailer for the movie was released a couple of weeks ago. However, as this was a "Red Band" trailer I did not feel it would be appropriate for this particular blog. Basically, it was 3 minutes of lots of swearing and breasts. However, the latest trailer is the first official cinema trailer and gives a lot more away about the "plot".

Essentially, Jason Statham's character, "Chev Chelios", has been kept alive in order to harvest his organs. To do so, his heart has been replaced by an artificial heart. The film will follow Chev Chelios as he tracks down those that have taken his real heart in order to get it back. The artificial heart has a limited battery life, so it must be regularly electrified in order to keep it working.

Although the film does look ridiculous, I would like to point out that it was this fact that made the first Crank film so enjoyable.

Crank 2: High Voltage Trailer

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