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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Where's my strawberry tart?....
Chev Chelios is in an unknown location, sedated, while various Chinese are harvesting his organs. His heart is gone, in an ice chest; a temporary battery powered one in its place.

Chev escapes, calls Doc Miles, who tells him there's only an hour's life in the artificial heart, and to keep it charged.

Chev needs to find his own heart and get to the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Relentlessly violent, offensive, comedic insanity. Fun, but not for all tastes
When you watch a Neveldine and Taylor film, you're signing up for bloodshed, vicious violence, and offensive content mixed with some excellently timed and seriously dodgy off-colour humour.
This is all of the above.
After Jason Statham's relentlessly determined survivor (and professional hit-man) cockney Chev Chelois seemingly died at the end of Crank, this...
Published on 1 May 2011 by Benminx


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Relentlessly violent, offensive, comedic insanity. Fun, but not for all tastes, 1 May 2011
This review is from: Crank 2: High Voltage [DVD] (DVD)
When you watch a Neveldine and Taylor film, you're signing up for bloodshed, vicious violence, and offensive content mixed with some excellently timed and seriously dodgy off-colour humour.
This is all of the above.
After Jason Statham's relentlessly determined survivor (and professional hit-man) cockney Chev Chelois seemingly died at the end of Crank, this starts in typically absurd fashion, with him being scooped off the tarmac with a shovel no less (see what I mean about the humour?) and bundled into a van. Next thing we know he's surrounded by mysterious bad guys hoping to harvest bits of his anatomy and the madness starts from there.
As fans of the first film will know, these stories are all about perpetual motion - if Chelios stops for too long he'll die. This time it's electricity that's needed, which leads to several gruesome moments, and a fair few very funny ones too. It also means we get non-stop careening from action scene to action scene, with a great deal of swearing and extreme violence. Amy Adams is back as his tolerant, loyal and faintly slutty girlfriend in a great role, and is joined by some of the original cast in roles that are used well, as well as a host of new faces.
Some of the gags are extremely juvenile, but they work because the film wears its colours extremely prominently on its sleeve. Inspired by the style of computer shoot-em-ups, it'll appeal to the same age group and mindset, with gradually increasing levels of bad guys and frequent 'health regeneration' moments.
Statham is hilarious and has a ball as the foul-mouthed sociopathic killer, as he staggers around from gunfight to gunfight followed by a trail of psychotic hookers, bizarre friends and carnage. As a result of the sheer insanity, it's enjoyably unpredictable, but it also makes little sense as a script and is better enjoyed as a crazed, unstable couple of hours of sheer fun.
The film itself isn't as inspired or funny as the first, although it certainly tries to match it for violence, and the set pieces aren't quite as good (especially a rubbish comedy Godzilla-style rip-off moment that looks like it was filmed for afternoon children's TV) but it has one of the most over-the-top endings imaginable. In fact it's hard to see where they could go with it from here. Although isn't that what we said last time...?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Where's my strawberry tart?...., 19 Aug 2014
This review is from: Crank 2 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Chev Chelios is in an unknown location, sedated, while various Chinese are harvesting his organs. His heart is gone, in an ice chest; a temporary battery powered one in its place.

Chev escapes, calls Doc Miles, who tells him there's only an hour's life in the artificial heart, and to keep it charged.

Chev needs to find his own heart and get to the Doc for a transplant.

He starts his time-limited pursuit of shadowy figures, and his heart........

If a film was ever an acquired taste, then this must be the definition. This film makes the first movie look as serious as The 400 Blows. It's as if Neveldine and Taylor went on a huge bender and in their deepest darkest hour, they came up with this, experiment.

To sum the film up would be extremely difficult, but if you were to imagine, Manga, Looney Tunes, and a little eighties Jackie Chan, you can only just scrape the edge on the bizarreness of what you will see.

But the film works, because you cannot do anything but just go with it. Like a roller coaster, its painful to begin with, but then you get the rush, and just go with it.

Statham is brilliant, and the rest of the characters are pure bonkers.

You'll either think this film is great, or you'll hate it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Relentless, insane, tongue-in-cheek action movie nonsense, 13 Jan 2010
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This review is from: Crank 2: High Voltage [DVD] (DVD)
"Crank 2" picks up from the moment "Crank" finished and follows the same furious, crazy, violent, highly-charged pattern of nonsense as the first one. Imagine all the action scenes from a normal movie have been cut together, and all the scenes about plot or mystery have been left out. That's what "Crank 2" is like. Not a minute goes by without somebody being shot or stabbed. It's relentless, and that's really what it's all about.

As well as some more violent and ridiculous moments (as if the helicopter fight at the end of the first film wasn't enough), there are also some very tongue-in-cheek moments that give it a bit of an extra dimension. The surreal bit in which Chev and one of the baddies turn into Godzilla style giant monsters- brilliant. The bit in which one of the incidental characters from the first film re-appears on a psychiatrist's couch, good fun. It's slightly "Austin Powers"-like in the way it twists off and goes very silly in parts. Except of course the gun-fighting, brutal violence and regular nudity is not quite so "Austin Powers"-y.

A very very silly film, but if you want a violent action movie with a sense of humour, this is one of the best (but watch the first "Crank" first).
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brown Bread, Right Said Fred, Simply Red........, 29 Jun 2009
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Mr. Marc Wright "Freakapotamus" (Newcastle, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Crank 2: High Voltage [DVD] (DVD)
Do NOT under ANY circumstances listen to the reviewers who gave this film a poor rating, as these guys were clearly watching a different film to the rest of us Statham fans.

In a nutshell, this film is faster, more action packed, funnier, sexier, grosser, and downright more adrenaline pumping than the original Crank, which was undoubtedly one of the best action films in a very, very long time.

Statham is awesome, hard as nails and far crazier than ever before, which is what every fan wants to see from him, Amy Smart is sexy, funny, and wearing far less clothes than ever before, which is again what every Crank fan wanted to see.

Yes, it's insanely far fetched, yes the story is completely over the top, but thats hoiw it's SUPPOSED to be, and thats what makes these films so damn entertaining. Were the original Crank and Transporter films realistic??? Not in the slightest, and thats part of the appeal.

Without even mentioning the brilliant supporting cast this really is an outstanding action film which surpasses the original (which I didn't think was possible), and is something EVERY crank fan with half a brain will absolutely love.

Get it ordered and get it watched, you'll see exactly what I'm talking about!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars crank 2, 10 Mar 2011
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Matthew Rogers (somerset UK) - See all my reviews
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good follow up but not brilliant. amazing they actually made a sequal but they did. some of it worked but it has to be seen.
delivered quick and packed well
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Original and funny!, 28 Oct 2009
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This review is from: Crank 2 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This is almost as original as Crank one, but further out there. The Blu-ray has excellent quality with sharp images, good detail and depth, depite the entire movie is shot on consumer grade / Semi Pro HD cameras. Sound is awesome and envolving. Thumps up!

You need to have a sense of humor to see the movie, and Statham is really at his best with a touch of comedy to his roles.

I am 38 years old, - loves movies and I highly recommend you to see this, - but only if you have a sense of humor and do not get offended easily :-)

Or even better: Watch Crank first - if you can take some more, - watch Crank two.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 19 Aug 2009
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This review is from: Crank 2: High Voltage [DVD] (DVD)
Lets face it, if you liked the original, your probably going to like this, as it is much of the same, frantic action, bit of humour, absurd plot, weird gross out scenes, nudity and of course Statham grunting and swearing through the video game plot.

Chev Chelios awakes in a bed to find that his heart has been stolen (not in the romantic sense), and replaced with a battery. As every body that finds themselves in that situation does, he goes on a killing spree around L.A, to get to those responsible.

Completely surreal, never believable, but fast, funny and violent with Statham even more vicious and ruthless than before, and much of the original cast (especially Amy Smart - who was very game to wear barely nothing for the film) back in fine support.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Completely mental!, 7 May 2009
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This review is from: Crank 2: High Voltage [DVD] (DVD)
`Crank: High Voltage' continues straight on from Crank and Jason Statham returns as Chev, surviving the fall he is picked up and his heart has been replaced with an electronic one where he must keep the current strong to keep it beating. Only the box that controls this is destroyed early on so Chev must use any means necessary to give his heart an electricity boost whilst also tracking down the guy who has his real heart.

I quite liked the first film - it was fast-paced, action-packed, funny and very violent. The sequel carries this on and is equally as hard-hitting and fun as before but this time it is perhaps a little bit more brutal with some very graphic violence. I thought this film was good - the story was even more far-fetched and ridiculous than before but it didn't stop it from being a fun to watch and exciting action flick. There were a few scenes however where the story went well off the rails and it didn't make any sense at all, like the un-necessary and completely stupid Godzilla/Power Ranger baddies fight and the talk show section from when Chev is a kid (with Geri Halliwell as his mum!!). Also the ending was rubbish and a real let-down in comparison to the rest of the film, especially as it was nearly identical to the first film's.

Overall this is worth a watch but it'll probably only make sense if you've seen the first Crank film.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Blu ray didnt play, 3 May 2013
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I chose this rating because I could not watch the Blu-ray as it only appeared in the middle of my 42" tv screen and it was only the centre of the film that we could see. I had the same with the 2nd copy I received and was not happy with my purchase so cannot rate the film itself as I've still not seen it. I'm positive it would be a great film to watch as Crank was brilliant as well as funny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 July 2014
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very good
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