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.
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.
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.
The first word I could think of this movie is (am sorry) stupid. Yes, It has loads of actions, public sex scenes, you may say its immoral, and their consistent in keeping it that way, which is good.What makes me think of the word stupid is simply the meaning of the word itself, lacks of intelligence, in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock.
The absurdity of a high octane action hero that can't stand still and need all the energy he can get still manage to make us smile - and there is a lot of stupid cartoonish moments that is hard not to laugh of. Sadly, this entry also has a lot more bloody and disgusting gore moments that make it harder to see the film through - and there is not a single female body that is not exploited at every single angle.
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.