Published on May 3rd, 2009 | by Lottie5
Crank 2: Bring on The Wrath of Men
So what can I say about this movie? It’s lewd, crude and full of very questionable plot lines and gratuitous ridiculous sex scenes. It crosses every politically correct threshold you can imagine and goes totally over the top at every given opportunity. It’s little more than a series of video game concepts crammed together with no connective fabric what-so-ever. Where as the beauty of it’s predecessor was it’s cheerful contempt for reality Crank: High Voltage simply takes wanton advantage of any freedom the first film afforded. As Janis says, freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose: two words: Puppet Montage.
However, it ties up a few loose ends from the first film, it’s splattered with familiar faces in varying degrees of disguise and it does star the delicious Jason Statham (le sigh).
I love ridiculous B-Action movies so I’m totally on the fence on this one. There were recurring moments where I laughed out loud for which I will subsequently go to hell. And other times when I would have given my left nipple to get my coat and leave.
If you liked the first movie, have an ability to suspend all disbelief and are willing to indulge in 90 minutes of pure ridiculous mayhem (and like me are partial to a little bit of half naked Statham) I recommend Crank: High Voltage, but really what’s the point? Movies like this defy review. Its audience really don’t need or want it recommended by anyone.
(If the “the worst tag line ever” in my hand crafted poster says anything otherwise, it’s censorship! I’m looking at you Darren!)