A perfect sequel deepens and expands. A great sequel, while not innovative, just doesn't fix what isn't broken. Neveldine/Taylor, unconventional auteurs, prove their continued talent in experimental action.High Voltage adds some crazy new elements in the Crank world and gives more gratuitous violence, more racism, more fun, more sex and more weirdness, even if slightly less balanced than the first one. More Crank.
neveldine/taylor follow in carpenter's footsteps, giving an even grimier, up close and personal assault on a genre and a culture than escape from l.a. one for the fucking ages/of the most important action films ever made, and a grand statement on the trash allowed to sit atop the multiplexes week after week, year after year. neveldine/taylor are american treasures, and people need to realize that sooner than later.
Hay cierta corriente de pensamiento que considera a Crank y su secuela, basura. Yo gracias a Dios no formo parte de esa corriente, para mi las películas de Crank son casi como un fluir de conciencia. Obviamente los directores no quieren "realismo" aunque contradictoriamente no usen casi efectos por computadora o acrobacias elaboradas. Además está el detalle de las cámaras prosumer que usaron. Super recomendable.
In aspiring to nothing more than a live-action video game, Crank2 points to the inherent flaw of such a concept. Even if you enjoy playing them, would you really enjoy watching them? I guess I see why people appreciate the film's crude & absurdist Looney Tunes sensibility in which character development & narrative causality are tossed out the window, but I found it grating, obnoxious, & just painful to watch.
Surprisingly something special for the way it pushes the tired conventions of the action movie to outrageously absurd extremes. Is it really a good movie? Hard to say, at times the crude obnoxious elements outweigh the clever ones. But at its best moments, it gloriously accomplishes what it sets out to do. Great offbeat score by Mike Patton.