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Chev hitting the asphalt of a busy downtown LA intersection, only to be kidnapped by a mysterious group of Asian gangsters. Three months later, Chev wakes up on an operating table, where a team of Chinese doctors have surgically removed his heart and replaced it with a battery-powered artificial device that needs to be charged regularly in order to keep him alive.
Action - Like the first film, this is a hyperactive action film with strong
of humor, but this time around everything is even more over the top,
cartoonish, and potentially offensive, from the violence to the
sexuality and nudity to the comedy. Those sensitive to graphic
violence, sex, and politically incorrect views of women and ethnic
minorities should proceed with caution, and the extreme content and
subject matter makes the film inappropriate for children.
PROFANITY: Very High - Over 30 F-words, 15 S-words, many others. SEX/NUDITY: Lots of sex with related nudity. VIOLENCE: Brutal and bloody beatings, shootings, and killings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: Fights and chases. COMEDY: Sex humor, race humor, physical gags.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 27 moviegoers:
Wildly different reviews from all age and gender groups. Unfortunately, we weren't able to collect enough reviews to provide a truly accurate estimate of who might enjoy this movie. All I can say is BE SURE YOU REALIZE WHAT TYPE OF MOVIE THIS IS! It is probably only going to appeal to a very small percentage of younger moviegoers due to its very extreme content.
Picking up immediately where the first movie left off, CRANK HIGH VOLTAGE finds Chev surviving the climactic plunge to his most certain death on the streets of Los Angeles, only to be kidnapped by a mysterious Chinese mobster. Three months later, Chev wakes up to discover his nearly indestructible heart has been surgically removed and replaced with a battery-operated ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity in order to work.
After a dangerous escape from his captors, Chev is on the run again, this time from the charismatic Mexican gang boss El Huron (Clifton Collins, Jr.), and the Chinese Triads, headed by the dangerous 100 year-old elder Poon Dong (David Carradine). Once again turning to Doc Miles (Dwight Yoakam) for medical advice, receiving help from his friend Kaylo's twin brother Venus (Efren Ramirez), and re-connecting with his girlfriend Eve (Amy Smart), who is no longer in the dark about what he does for a living, Chev is determined to get his real heart back and wreak vengeance on whoever stole it, embarking on an electrifying chase through Los Angeles where anything goes to stay alive.