Chev Chelios survives a fall from the sky, sort of. He’s in an unknown location, sedated, while various Chinese are harvesting his organs. His heart is gone, in an ice chest; a temporary in its place. Chev escapes, knowing only the name of the guy with the ice chest. He calls Doc Miles, an unlicensed cardiologist, who tells him there’s only an hour’s life in the artificial heart: keep it charged. Chev needs to find his own heart and get to Doc for a transplant. He starts his time-limited pursuit of shadowy figures, the ice chest, and his heart aided by Eve, Rei, and Venus – a stripper, a prostitute, and a pal with Tourette’s – constantly needing an electric charge to keep going.
Mark Neveldine (born 11 May 1973) is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and camera operator. He is best known for frequently collaborating with Brian Taylor as Neveldine/Taylor.
Neveldine was born in Watertown, New York to Tom Neveldine and Carolyn Dowd Fitzpatrick. He attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, where he studied drama and psychology. After graduating, he moved to Manhattan, where he began his career as an actor of nearly thirty productions. He moved to Los Angeles and attended the The Los Angeles Film School, where he met Brian Taylor. He was subsequently transitioned into film work, becoming a cinematographer of music videos, documentaries and a television pilot.
Neveldine, along with Brian Taylor, were set to direct the film Jonah Hex, but dropped out of the project due to “creative differences”. However, they are still credited for the screenplay.Neveldine directed Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the sequel… read more
Brian Taylor is an American film director, cinematographer, camera operator, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for frequently collaborating with Mark Neveldine as Neveldine/Taylor.
Taylor attended the Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood, California and began his career as a cinematographer, working on a series on independent films and low-budget shorts. In the early 2000s, Taylor united with Mark Neveldine, both becoming known for their engineering skills as cinematographers and camera operators. They invented “The Roller Dolly,” and immediately submitted it for a patent. The hand-built device allows the duo to use rods to carry cameras and rollerblade simultaneously.
On February 2012, Taylor has made a seven-figure deal with Sony Pictures to write and direct a film adaptation of the Twisted Metal video game series. It will be his first feature without fellow partner Mark Neveldine. —Wikipedia
Sure, they tried to make it even more over the top and wilder than Crank, but it's a bit of a step down. Anyway: FUCK YOU CHELIOS.
Neveldine/Taylor’s crazed cinema actually feels turned down a notch, or at least just doesn’t seem as discerningly looped much of the time as the original outing, which this immediately picks up from without ado. That, combined with the absurd, pumped up levels of naked gutter trash just make this a relatively charmless continuation for the most part; closing attempt at gonzo cult finale and all.
Bordwell: "Over the top doesn’t capture it. There is, it seems, no longer a top to go over."