Continuing the Crank fun from the other day and to show my support for tonight's Manly Movie Night I'll be missing, here's my live blog of Crank's sequel Crank: High Voltage. I was super jealous of Sean when he got to see this flick in theaters and blogged about it. Sean had this to say earlier this year: "Like an unholy cross between Chuck Norris's Invasion U.S.A., Troma, and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, the movie was wildly and needlessly experimental, and was offensive even to me at times, and had no redeeming social value whatsoever except to punch you in the face repeatedly with a fist made of entertainment. I'd be amazed all over again if I see a movie I enjoy more than this one for the rest of the year." I would honestly count this as one of the best action movies of all time and it's ability to top its predecessor, which was already an impressively over the top movie is, well, just plain amazing.
The plot of this one is that Chev Chelios fell out of the helicopter, but they grabbed his body right away and kept him alive for 3 months before opening him up to harvest his organs. They get his heart and replace it with a robot one, but it isn't until he overhears them talking about cutting of his penis that he freaks out and kicks ass. Amy Smart and Dwight Yoakam return in their same roles and Efren Ramirez plays his character from the first movie's brother Venus. Now, instead of needing adrenaline to stay alive, Chev has to shock his robot heart to keep it charged. As you can imagine, it's amazing.
Again spoilers follow and I highly encourage you to see this movie as soon as possible. It just came out on DVD last week or the week before. It's simply amazing. Well, here we go.
*Love that 8-bit credits.
*This is like watching Star Wars or Lord of the Rings back to back, but way cooler.
*News guy calls events of the first movie "implausible" - no kidding.
*Oh man, that dude puts ashes in Chev's open chest cavity. That's cold.
*He's awake during the surgery!!!
*"The famous Chelios heart" - subtitle, dude's so rad his HEART is famous.
*Where did she shove that pencil? Not cool.
*He dips the shotgun in tar and sticks it up the dude's ass--that's what you get bad guy!
*I like that he basically figures out the catch to survival on his own in both movies.
*"Jesus H. Chelios" - needs to be on a T-shirt.
*Nice film strip-like fake heart explanation from Yoakam.
*Oh man, his battery is already messed up after skidding.
*I don't think any movie star runs more than Statham.
*I love seeing the Social Club get emptied from the outside, that's a great touch. One man goes in (Chev) and everyone else flies out!
*There's Corey Haim...in a strip club, did he even know this was a movie? He's wearing a Nice Jugs t-shirt with pictures of milk jugs. Classy.
*Strippers with guns, it's like Sin City with implant jokes.
*Haha, the cops tazed him, not good for them.
*They finally explained that he's been gone for three months, love the phone message explanation.
*"Is Doc Miles gonna have to choke a bitch?" - nice one Dwight!
*Nice porn star cameos in the porn strike scene.
*Free style walking ball smash!
*Dog shock collar and the dog bits the cops junk, heh, nice.
*Kaylo's brother Venus has tourettes, that should be interesting.
*He's dry humping an old lady and she's loving it!
*The soundtrack is brilliant, Tarantin-esque.
*People love watching people have sex in various positions on a race track.
*Smart's way too turned on by seeing horse penis.
*"Well, you ain't no Ralph Macchio yourself Chev" - Venus.
*Gotta love a good man vs. car chase.
*They just made the heart transplant nonsense make sense. Impressive.
*Best in-car shootout ever.
*Dude just cut off his own nipples, squirm-o-ramma.
*Love seeing Haim get the hammer dropped on him by Smart after sucking.
*The shrink totally wants to bang the orderly from the first one...heh, sucks to be him.
*What the? It's like Godzilla under the power lines!!!
*Interesting talk show-style flashback to Chev as a kid with his mom complete with "he's a bad kid" clips. His mom looks an awful lot like Amy Smart.
*That's a lot of balls, but nicely followed by lots of boobs and butts.
*Floating robot head villain from the first movie AND his brother is The Ferret AND Ferret's beating Chev with a cat-o-nine-tails.
*Venus FINALLY kicks ass and with nun-chucks no less.
*Crazy awesome multi-group shoot out and fight scene!!!
*Chev's literally on fire and kicking ass, damn, even his face. GET SOME WATER!
*Watch through the credits as they actually end the story there and then do some fun out takes and whatnot.