Sequel month continues here at SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?! as we tackle 2009’s absolutely deranged action-comedy CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE, directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Jason Statham is back, and as the tagline helpfully explains, “He was dead…but he got better.” This time, some bad guys have stolen his strawberry tart–that’s heart to you neanderthals–and his artificial one is low on power, meaning he has to keep electrocuting himself to stay alive. And then Bai Ling shows up and scares everyone. Look, we admit that this film is about as politically incorrect as they come, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an absolute blast. It even inspires a thoughtful discussion on Statham’s…uh…brown eye. Yeah, this movie had a terrible influence on us, our apologies in advance.
On this week’s episode, we take an adrenaline shot straight to the heart with 2006’s bonkers action extravaganza CRANK, starring the one-and-only Jason Statham. We’ve got 90 minutes to determine if it’s pure genius or an offensive headache, and these Red Bulls and nasal sprays will only last for so long. Buckle up and enjoy!