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Crank: High Voltage delivers on its promises: a fast-paced, exciting thrill ride that doesn't take itself too seriously.
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Yet another D.O.A. for the ADD era.
In Crank: High Voltage, Statham just looks miserable, as if appearing in this lousy picture just sucked all the heart right out of him.
Crank: High Voltage, starring Jason Statham as a man with a machine instead of a heart, is boorish, bigoted and borderline pornographic.
Tasteless, trashy and totally over the top, Crank: High Voltage might also be one of the year's most inventive movies. Sometimes, nothing exceeds like excess.
The movie feels like a form of aversion therapy designed to take the fun out of dumb.
It's so amped up that High Voltage suffers its own energy shortage well before the finale. It's also every bit as stupid as it sounds.
There is something undeniably disturbing about a story that is so plainly intended to degrade every character in it. And yet that is its charm.
Plays it to all heights if idiocy where suspense of disbelief is no longer an instrument to the entertainment.
Feels like shock for shock's sake instead of something morbidly inventive like the first one.
Copping to how unrealistic your movie is by excusing it (no, no, it's a video game!), rather than running with it, is a mistake that Taylor and Neveldine never recover from.
...an agreeable companion piece to its admittedly superior predecessor.
Waking up in the aftermath of a meth-lab explosion might be less disorienting than watching this. And if you think there's no room for more, Neveldine/Taylor are probably a weekend and a bag of crack-filled Pixie Stix away from proving you wrong.
Fast-paced, adrenaline-filled and out-of-place at times. The Neveldine/Taylor combination are back at it with Crank 2: High Voltage, but it's a slight slump from it's predecessor, with the amount of lackluster material that tends to wander off the subject. Regardless, it's still a somewhat-decent, junkie-filled action picture. 3.5/5
High octane isn't the word with this flick, 'Grand Theft Auto' on speed with a firecracker up its arse more like haha.
This is pure and utter mayhem from start to finish, it IS a computer game, guns, guns, big guns, tits, ass, naked girls, more tits and ass, bullet wounds, graphic sex n violence, swearing to the max, unreal situations, gangs, knives and a whole load of shaky cam work.
But don't be put of as this is a good pile of adrenaline soaked in petrol, its totally crazy and yet extremely fun. The stupid plot is lost as you stare wide eyed at the carnage unfolding before you, the film never lets up for one sec as you move from one nipple slicing sequence to the next (the over the top graphic novel style violence does remind me of 'Robocop'). Statham really excels here too, his rough cockney image blends so well in the melting pot of LA (you wouldn't think) and his grizzled appearance does go down in cinema character history along side other classics's such as 'Snake Plissken'.
Apart from a rather quick and unexpected ending which is a shame this is great fun with plenty for all pervs and gun nuts hahaha much better than the first outing.
Gleefully offensive, satirical, brutally violent, racist, and hectic. One of the most insane, irreverent, and politically incorrect films I've ever seen.
Flawed flawed flawed flawed. But what a fun movie. I was glad to see Chev Chelios again. Mark and Brian "just juiced" up the movies! I really hope they make a third. These movies are my guilty pleasure.
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