Crank 2: High Voltage plot revealed
The plot for Crank 2: High Voltage has been revealed, and it sounds pretty interesting. I have to admit I was quite dubious about following the series on from where the first film left off, but they have come up with a cracking idea, and the plot sounds great.
You'll remember that the film followed a man who had been poisoned by a drug that would kill him unless he kept his adrenaline going continuously. Well this one takes a similar idea and manages to weave it in seamlessly…well, almost.
Now if you haven't seen the first Crank (Filmstalker review) then you may want to stop reading, because this does reveal something about the closing scenes of the first film.
At the end of Crank we had a dilemma where we couldn't really believe the film could move forward, although there was a hint that the character of Chev Chelios, played by Jason Statham, was barely alive…somehow.
Now it seems he was alive, what with all the adrenaline running through him, and in Crank 2: High Voltage he is grabbed from the street by Asian gangsters who are after his now very powerful heart.
After a three month recovery they operate and remove his heart to give to the head gangster who is suffering from severely ailing health.
Chelios wakes up during the operation and seeing his heart being removed, falls back into unconsciousness for another few weeks. When he awakes he escapes his captors and heads off to a doctor he knows to find that he's been fitted with an artificial heart.
The heart operates through a wireless transfer of power from a battery pack around his waist, however the battery isn't going to last forever as this is designed to keep someone alive between transplants and isn't built for strenuous activity.
So this time Chelios has to pump himself full of electricity instead of adrenaline to keep himself alive long enough to recover his original heart.
This is a reveal from an "insider source" who let Latino Review know what the plot rundown is, and they also have photographs of the heart system to show you what it looks like and how it works.
I have to say that this is a great comeback for the story that I really thought was totally finished. I found it hard t believe how they could viably bring him back for the second film, but actually they've done it really well.
Sure there are some plot holes, and they could well be filled up as the plot reveals itself on the big screen, but it's a damn good move on from where they are, and remember that this is an over the top action film. I'm excited to see this, especially considering what they did on Crank.