Obviously if you’re still expecting some kind of real-world logic with the “Crank” movies, you’re frakkin’ out of your mind, as they say in Battlestar Galactica land. This franchise forgot about logic about five minutes into the first movie, and the sequel isn’t gonna be trying to convince you otherwise from the looks of the trailers that have been released so far. Jason Statham returns to kick more ass, get his ass kicked, and get dragged around Los Angeles one more time in “Crank 2: High Voltage”. And again, I think Amy Smart’s character has become a stripper, although don’t quote me on that. Plus, somewhere along the way, Bai Ling shows up to skank up the joint. Damn, remember when she was a respectable actress in “The Crow”? Egads.
In this high-octane sequel, hitman Chev Chelios’ (Statham) launches himself on an electrifying chase through Los Angeles in pursuit of the Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart. Crank 2: High Voltage is written and directed by Neveldine/Taylor, the duo behind the 2006 hit film CRANK, and the upcoming GAME starring Gerard Butler. Jason Statham (THE TRANSPORTER, THE BANK JOB) returns to star as hitman Chev Chelios. Reprising their roles from the 2006 original are Amy Smart (ROAD TRIP, the upcoming MIRRORS) as Eve, Dwight Yoakam (SLING BLADE) as Doc Miles, and Efren Ramirez (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE) as Venus. Rounding out the cast are Clifton Collins Jr. (CAPOTE, the upcoming STAR TREK prequel) and Bai Ling (RED CORNER, the upcoming LOVE RANCH).
Starring Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Dwight Yoakam, Bai Ling, and written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The boys crank it up April 17, 2009.