It’s no secret that I am a huge Jason Statham fan. So much so that I am willing to forgive him for Death Race. So when I heard we are getting a sequel to Crank, a movie that ended in such a way as to make a sequel seemingly impossible. But low and behold, the impossible is now possible, and we will soon have Crank 2: High Voltage. Here’s the skinny on the return of Chev Chelios. Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working. Sounds cool. Doesn’t explain how in the world he <spoiler!> survived that fall. I’ve heard many internet rumors on this, as far as I know, nothing concrete is out there. They are just teasing us! Well, from what I can gather, the movie opens with the Chinese Mafia pulling up and scraping Chev’s body off the pavement, then taking him so they could retrieve his “indestructible” heart. They replace it with a mechanical heart that requires frequent jolts to keep it working. That would seem to make sense.
Well, I watched the awesome new, RED BAND trailer for the sequel and this seems to be the case. Awesome! More Crank for everyone! I loved the first film, it was non stop fun. Beginning to end, a great movie. So now that they have come up with a good explanation as to why Chev lives, I am 100% behind this movie. What do you think? Anyone else excited about getting some more Crank?
Crank 2 High Voltage is set for release April 17th, 2009