Is Crank : High Voltage a spoof?
I didn’t mind the first Crank film. I didn’t think it was the end-all action orgasm that some thought it was. But I thought that it had its moments. But still, with that dedicated cult fanbase, there is obviously a lot of anticipation for the next installment. But even those who are Gaytham for Statham have to admit something, what the hell is this movie?
From the re-goddamn-diculous set photos of a foam-encrusted Statham to the cast that includes Corey Haim and a bunch of porn stars to that mind-boggling red-band trailer ; I have no doubt in my mind. This movie has to be a spoof.
Okay, let’s take a look at the plot. We all know that spoiler alert, Jason Statham died at the end of the first one. So how exactly is he going to come back? Well let’s look at the plot via IMDB : Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working..
This is what leads me to my theory. Obviously there was no way you could really make an actual logical sequel to Crank, so why not just go all-out and make it into a spoof of the over the top action movie genre that’s been ushered in by the likes of 300, Smokin’ Aces and Shoot ‘Em Up? If this an actual deconstruction that genre that I’m incredibly intrigued.