Crank 2: High Voltage plot revealed
At least with the first film there was a semblance of sense to it, and the story just built on itself to the final, uncontrollable moments. With Crank 2 it seems to be starting out from that insane point straight away.
Here's why. The plot is revealed over at Variety, and they tell us that Chelios, played by Jason Statham, will be facing a Chinese Mobster who has stolen his indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered mechanical one that needs regular jolts of electricity to keep it working.
Wow. That sounds utterly ridiculous, and I can't even begin to fathom why or to what end. The problem with this is as I said, the first Crank (Filmstalker review) started out from a position of normality and slowly built, piling on the layers of madness until it was at the end that it hit the insanity level. However you were taken along with it and each step was acceptable on screen in terms of the film.
Sure it was over the top and daft, but the stepping up, the style and the direction, and the fun aspect all carried you on.
Now though we're looking at going straight in there with Chelios made into some sort of half machine. Aren't we hitting the crazy level a little early? Well, of course we had to considering the ending of the opening film. Oh, I forgot to mention, they also have a title - Crank 2: High Voltage.
What do you think? Is this going to go too far from the opening moment?