If you’ve seen the first Crank, you’ll know that this film picks up at the exact moment the first one ended. Chev Chelios survives falling from a helicopter and is quickly taken by the Triads. When he wakes up, he realizes they replaced his heart with an artificial heart. He has to stay electrically charged in order to stay alive. And that means touching high voltage wires, get electrocuted by varies things many times, and occasional stopping to have sex so he can get “friction.” (Is that what they’re calling it nowadays?)
The plot itself sounds ridiculous. And it also sounds very similar to the first Crank, yet they are two different films. This is a movie that you have to go in and believe anything is possible. It’s stupid, and it knows it’s stupid, and it just says “screw it, we’ll be having a kick ass time.” And just like in the last Crank that’s what you get.
Crank 2 is more fun, more kick ass, more funny, and more sexy than the first film. The action is more intense than it was and more crazy, especially the scenes where he has to electrocute himself to live. It’s more hilarious, scenes that made me laugh my ass off, even sexy scenes (we’ll get to that in a small bit). And if that scene does get you going “FUCK YEAH!” than I don’t know what will. You guys remember the China Town Market scene from the first film? (Who could forget?) There’s a scene at a Horse Race Track that kicks that scene’s ass.
Any problems? The scene where we see more about Chelios’ past didn’t need to be there. But that’s just so little a complaint. Crank 2 is a fun, kick ass film. It’s intense, sexy and is stupid and doesn’t care.
Crank gets a 8.5/10. Go see it now.