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"CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE"
(2009) (Jason Statham, Amy Smart) (R)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
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Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Extreme Mild *Extreme Heavy Extreme
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Extreme Mild Mild Moderate Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action: After his heart is removed and replaced with a battery-powered unit, a hitman must repeatedly zap himself with jolts of electricity to keep the artificial ticker going and allow him to retrieve the original organ.
PLOT:
When we last saw Chev Chelios (JASON STATHAM), he was plummeting toward terra firma from high above a city. Smashing into a car, he should be dead, but having previously proven he's quite durable, Asian triad foot soldier Johnny Vang (ART HSU) and his goons shovel him up off the street and take him to a brothel where he loses his heart.

Not to some woman there, but instead to a surgeon who removes his highly desirable organ and replaces it with an artificial heart powered by a portable and external electrical supply source. Escaping from there but then realizing his power source is running out of juice, he uses a car's electrical system to jolt his mechanical heart back into proper order.

After calling his friend and former surgeon, Doc Miles (DWIGHT YOAKAM), who states he can probably put the original heart back in place, Chev sets out to find Johnny Vang and get it back. Along the way, he has run-ins with a varied assortment of characters, including hooker Ria (LING BAI), thug Chico (JOSEPH JULIAN SORIA) and Venus (EFREN RAMIREZ) who suffers from "full body Tourette's." He also finds his girlfriend, Eve (AMY SMART), who thought he was dead and now works in a strip club for Randy (COREY HAIM).

As Chev leaves a line of bodies in his wake, he keeps climbing the triad's chain of command, eventually encountering leader El Huron (CLIFTON COLLINS JR.). Yet, he must repeatedly find ways to shock his artificial heart back into action, all while striving to get his original ticker back from an old mobster, Poon Dong (DAVID CARRADINE), who's enjoying his new and invigorated lease on life.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of the first "Crank" film, star Jason Statham, anyone else in the pic, or over-the-top action films, they just might.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For frenetic strong bloody violence throughout, crude and graphic sexual content, nudity and pervasive language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
Considering what occurs in the film, it's doubtful many, if any, parents would consider any of the characters as good role models.
CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

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OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
The following is a brief summary of the content found in this R-rated action film. Profanity consists of at least 164 "f" words, while other expletives and colorful phrases are also heard (including in songs). Sexually related dialogue and song lyrics (much of it explicit) are present, as is a public sexual encounter (played for comedy, but with graphic movement and nudity and featuring many positions, with crotch views pixelated out). Other sexual material is present, as are many views of bare-breasted women and other nudity.

Violence consists of people being killed by various means (the majority of which is from gunfire), while others are wounded and lots of hard-hitting fighting is present. Much of that has very bloody and/or gory results (while scenes depicting open-heart surgery are extremely graphic in nature), and those scenes and moments of potential peril might be suspenseful and/or unsettling for some viewers (but all of it's played so over-the-top that it comes off as somewhat cartoonish in tone).

The action and other behavior/material (lots of tattoos, piercings, etc.) might be enticing for kids to try to imitate (some of which - especially concerning a character repeatedly shocking himself -- could be very dangerous or even lethal), while all sorts of bad attitudes (regular villain stuff, as well as racism, misogyny, homophobia, etc.) are present. Some drinking and smoking also occur, and there's a little bit of tense family material, as well as some crude humor.

Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.

For those prone to visually induced motion sickness, camera movement is nearly nonstop throughout the film (including in close-up views, thus exacerbating the effect).



ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Doc Miles has a drink in his hand.
  • Doc Miles has an empty drink and may be holding some pills.
  • To try to keep some cops from arresting Chev, Eve states that he's had too many drinks (to explain his actions, although this is a lie).
  • About getting a new battery pack for his artificial heart, Chev states that it feels like "crank," but better.
  • In the closing credits, we see beer in a fridge.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • Chev's head is bloody after he falls from the sky and lands on a car.
  • We see open-heart surgery being performed on Chev (while he's awake), with various graphic and bloody views of his chest open and his heart removed, while the surgeons' gloved hands are also bloody.
  • A nurse uses a rectal thermometer on Chev (we don't see the actual insertion).
  • Chev shoots and kills several goons (with bloody results).
  • Chev hits a goon with a shotgun, lubes up the end of the barrel, and jams that up the man's rectum while he is on all fours with his pants down. We don't see the actual insertion, but do see the side of that man's bare butt, as well as a side view of that shotgun firmly sticking out of his rear.
  • The crotch of a man's pants are bloody after Ria repeatedly strikes him there.
  • A man punches Johnny (whose face is bloody), and whacks the chair he's in with a machete to intimidate him. To make Johnny talk, other goons hold a man, and the first goon uses that machete to cut off part of that other man's elbow, with graphic bloody results (we see the elbow piece on the floor, as well as the wound). Later, when Randy is thrown into the bathroom, we see blood on the floor from that.
  • A large gun battle breaks out in a strip club where various people are shot (with machine guns and handguns) with bloody results.
  • Eve has a little bit of a bloody lip after fighting with some cops.
  • Chev accidentally farts while receiving a jolt from a dog's shock collar.
  • At various points in the film, we see an internal view of Chev's artificial heart with blood flowing through it.
  • Chev shoots various people in a limo, with very bloody results.
  • El Huron orders Chico to cut off his own nipples as punishment for failing to do his job. Chico then reluctantly does this, seen in close up, with very bloody results. When he is done, he picks up the severed and bloody nipples off the floor and leaves.
  • We see paramedics in the back of an ambulance working on a very bloody man who seems to have some sort of bad abdominal wound.
  • About her patient discussing his fear of guns after Chev held his on that man, the therapist states, "I would have sh*t myself." A ricocheting bullet then hits that man in the head, killing him (with bloody results), and the woman then graphically vomits from the sight of that.
  • Johnny's face is very bloody after Chev pummels him.
  • We briefly see the side of Doc Miles' bare butt as he sits on the toilet.
  • Johnny is suddenly shot in the head, with very bloody results.
  • We see a flashback to Chev as a boy who repeatedly bashes a trashcan down onto another boy (with bloody results) while also punching another one back.
  • Chico urinates off the back of a moving boat (we see the stream).
  • We see a severed but still alive human head floating in a tank with all sorts of tubes and such attached to it. Later, when that tank breaks, Chev picks up the head, spits into the face, and then punts the head into a pool.
  • El Huron repeatedly flogs Chev's back, bloodying him.
  • A big gun battle between various parties breaks out at El Huron's estate, with many shooters and bystanders being hit, some with bloody results, while Chev jams a rod through one man's body (with bloody results). He later pummels another person, bloodying his face. After being on fire, Chev's face becomes progressively burned and gross-looking, with missing and/or burned skin, etc.
  • In the closing credits, we see a chest spreader being used for surgery on Chev.
  • In the closing credits, we see footage of a man running in the opposite direction of the camera, and there's either a blood or fecal stain on the back of his underwear (which is all he's wearing).
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Most everything is played so far over-the-top that it's cartoonish rather than realistic, but the following still occurs:
  • The following disparaging racist, misogynistic and homophobic terms are used toward/about others at various points in the film: "F*cking Cantonese," "You slanty-eyed f*ck," "Chinese sh*t," "Slut," "Whore," "You're a pair of sausage Nigels," "Okay chow-mein," "Fag(got)," "Get off your fat ass," "Did I drop some change or did I hear a chink?" "Slant-eyed associates," "Your friend has the gay condition," "Mighty white of you to help out," "Nigger" (said by a black man) and "Homo," among others.
  • In addition, various Asian characters are played as exaggerated stereotypes that might be offensive to some viewers.
  • All of the villains obviously have bad attitudes.
  • Various non-criminals have bad attitudes toward Chev.
  • We see a flashback to Chev as a boy on a TV talk show where he talks about stealing various things, and he also gives someone "the finger." He also beats up others in another flashback view.
  • Eve repeatedly poses as a bad girl during her arrest photo session.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • Scenes listed under "Violence" and/or "Blood/Gore" may be unsettling and/or suspenseful to younger viewers and/or those with low tolerance levels for such material.
  • Seeing two men trying to train their dog with a shock collar, Chev then has that collar and use it to shock himself. No longer restrained by that collar, the large dog attacks a policeman who has arrived (those with a fear of dogs might not like that scene).
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns/Shotguns/Machine guns/Nunchuckas/Flogging whip: Carried and/or used to threaten, wound or kill others and/or cause property damage. See "Violence" for details.
  • Chev holds his gun on a paramedic in the back of an ambulance.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Considering the speed at which the following occurs and often simultaneously overlaps with other categories, the following should be considered a bare minimum: Phrases: "F*ck your mother," "F*ck you," "I'm deadly f*cking serious," "M*therf*cker," "What's my next f*cking move?" "Jesus f*cking Christ," "One f*cking hour," "F*ck that sh*t," "F*cker," "No f*cking sucky for you," "F*cking Cantonese," "Get out of the f*cking car," "For f*ck's sake," "You slanty-eyed f*ck," "Who the f*ck are you?" "I'm going to bitch f*ck your ass," "The f*ck I didn't," "I f*cking did it," "I didn't f*cking die," "Who's this f*cking asshole?" "Are you f*cking kidding me?" "Right the f*ck now," "What the f*ck, man?" "F*cking do it," "F*cking useless," "Oh f*ck," "M*therf*cking," "F*ck that," "A f*cking psycho," "That sick f*ck," "He's f*cking dead," "Bing f*cking Crosby," "F*cking clowns," "I'm shocked to my f*cking core," "Wake the f*ck up and smell what's burning," "Greasy f*ck," "F*cking hell," "A f*cking hat-trick," "Bullsh*t," "Piece of sh*t," "Ah, sh*t," "No sh*t," "You're a sh*t magnet," "Chinese sh*t," "Built like a brick sh*t-house," "Holy sh*t," "I would have sh*t myself," "I'd rather stick my d*ck in a blender," "Suck me," "Slut," "I can bet you my momma's cootchie," "C*cks*cker," "No dough, no blow" (sexual), "I'm gonna bang that bitch in the back," "You're a pair of sausage Nigels," "That son of a bitch treated me like his hot little whore," "Big ass d*ck," "Dip your wick," "Pubes," "That's a d*cky question," "Like you got a boner" (said as a rhyme to "donor"), "Okay chow mein," "Jesus H. Chelios," "Damn, dawg," "Fag(got)," "He's gonna tap your ass," "Shut up," "Bitch," "Whore," "You lucky bastard," "Get off your fat ass," "Pissed off," "Dude," "Don't look so gloomy, Elvis," "Did I drop some change or did I hear a chink?" "Lily white ass," "Slant-eyed associates," "Your friend has the gay condition," "Mighty white of you to help out," "Chicken and broccoli," "Straight up," "You know the drill, bitch," "What the hell are you doing here?" "Fuzz" (cops), "Nigger" (said by a black man), "Wanker," ""Bloody hell," "Homo," and "Confucius says karma's a bitch."
  • All of the action, fighting, and other stunts might be enticing for some kids to try to imitate.
  • Johnny has various facial piercings.
  • Many characters have varying styles and amounts of tattoos on their bodies (some, like Chico, have a lot).
  • We see miscellaneous graffiti.
  • Chev breaks a car window to get inside and hotwire the car.
  • With his portable heart battery weakening, Chev uses a car's electoral system to give himself a jolt.
  • Needing to jolt his artificial heart, Chev uses jumper cables attached to his nipple and tongue to shock himself.
  • Chev uses a tazer to shock his own clothed crotch.
  • Chev slides down a railing on his feet, but slips and lands on his crotch, causing him pain.
  • Needing a jolt for his artificial heart, Chev takes Doc Miles' advice and tries to create static electricity by rubbing up against other people.
  • Johnny does various bits of exaggerated laughing.
  • Chev chases after Johnny and another man in their fleeing car, while Chev is on foot. He leaps from one part of a parking garage to the next and so on to continue the pursuit, and eventually lands on the hood of their car. He then fights with them but ultimately falls off.
  • Johnny gives "the finger" to Chev.
  • To jolt his artificial heart, Chev licks his finger and sticks it into a cigarette lighter inside a limo.
  • Chev shoots the lock off an electrical panel and grabs the components inside that shock him backwards.
  • Various characters have gold-plated teeth.
  • We see a flashback to Chev as a boy on a TV talk show where he talks about stealing various things, and he also gives someone "the finger."
  • We see several miscellaneous men with Mohawk haircuts.
  • Chico and his men drag Chev in the water behind a quickly moving boat.
  • Eve repeatedly poses as a bad girl during her arrest photo session.
  • Needing a heart charge, Chev climbs up an electric pole and shocks himself.
  • Chev gives "the finger" to the camera.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • A car suddenly strikes Ria in the middle of the street, and we initially think she is dead, but she's later seen alive.
  • Johnny is suddenly shot in the head, with very bloody results.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • An extreme amount of action-oriented music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • A song repeats the line "Suck my m*therf*cking d*ck."
  • PROFANITY
  • Considering the speed at which the following occurs and often simultaneously overlaps with other categories, the following should be considered a bare minimum: At least 164 "f" words (18 used with "mother," 3 used sexually as are terms such as "bang," "do" and "tap"), 23 "s" words, 16 slang terms using male genitals ("d*ck," "c*ck," "c*cks*cker," "sausage," "wick"), 8 using female ones ("c*nt," "cootchie" and "sn*tch"), 2 for breasts ("t*tty" and "jugs," the latter written), 16 asses (5 used with "hole"), 4 hells, 2 damns, 2 S.O.B.s, 1 wanker, 3 uses of "Oh my God" and 1 use each of "Jesus" and "Jesus Christ."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Considering the speed at which the following occurs and often simultaneously overlaps with other categories, the following should be considered a bare minimum:
  • A nurse comments on Chev having a "big c*k" and that he is "hung like a horse." Moments later, doctors comment on what else is to be removed from Chev (after his heart), and a sketch of his body shows a large penis that one of the surgeons circles (while one of them looks under the sheet to check out the size -- we don't see anything).
  • As Chev exits a brothel where surgery was performed on him, he sees a bare-breasted young woman on top of a person while massaging them.
  • Chev hits a goon with a shotgun, lubes up the end of the barrel, and jams that up the man's rectum while he is on all fours with his pants down. We don't see the actual insertion, but do see the side of that man's bare butt, as well as a side view of that shotgun firmly sticking out of his rear.
  • We see Doc Miles rubbing an ice cube on a woman's mostly bare butt (she's wearing a thong) while she's lying across his lap. He then slaps her butt while she's in that same position.
  • Ria shows cleavage in her hooker outfit, while we see other hookers fleeing a house, some dressed in bras and panties, while others are bare-breasted. Ria then tells a man, "No f*cking sucky for you" and states that Chev is going to "tap your ass," not realizing she is using that term incorrectly.
  • A man states, "I'd rather stick my d*ck in a blender" (in reference to a hooker).
  • We see many strippers doing their thing in a strip club, including sexy dancing, and some lap dancing, all while scantily clad, with some of those women displaying their bare breasts and most of their bare butts. One of those women is Eve, who does some sexy stage dancing in just small shorts (that show part of her bare butt) while having Xs made of tape across her nipples. Chev then passionately kiss her on stage.
  • Randy wears a T-shirt that reads "Nice jugs" (with images of such containers rather than breasts on that shirt).
  • A neon silhouette display in a strip club shows a woman's figure with bare breasts.
  • We see Eve's bare breasts, and moments later when she's in the backseat of Chev's car with another stripper and/or prostitute, that woman comes on to her. That includes licking her shoulder, caressing her leg, and then caressing her clothed crotch and bare breast, while saying she can bet something on her own momma's "cootchie." When Eve realizes that woman is no longer cuffed, and the woman shows that she has keys to unlock those handcuffs, Eve tells her "do me," and the woman suggestively replies, "I'll do you," but Eve then knocks her out.
  • Chev uses a tazer to shock his own clothed crotch.
  • Doc Miles states that he used to be a surgeon, but lost his license when he botched his wife's vaginal rejuvenation in their basement.
  • Chev comes across a protest featuring pornography performers on strike who carry signs with sexual phrases on them (including the "f" word), while one chants, "No dough, no blow." Another uses the "f" word sexually and referring to Eve states, "I'm gonna bang that bitch in the back" (of the car). During this, one of the performers compares a cop's weapon to the one in his pants (referring to his unseen penis).
  • About two apparently gay men, Chev refers to them as a pair of "sausage Nigels."
  • A song repeats the line "Suck my m*therf*cking d*ck."
  • Needing a jolt for his artificial heart, Chev takes Doc Miles' advice and tries to create static electricity by rubbing up against other people. He eventually settles on doing that behind an older woman who doesn't know quite what to make of that.
  • Following through with the idea of using friction to stimulate Chev's heart, Eve straddles his lap and starts doing some thrusting. The two then accidentally fall over a short wall and down onto a horse race track where they passionately kiss, and she continues the thrusting while on top of him. This then turns into actual sex, with Chev removing her panties and throwing them up into the crowd with one man catching them, and then rolling her over and thrusting between her legs (we see his bare butt). That's followed by a montage of them having sex in various positions (done in something of an exaggerated fashion and thus played more for laughs then eroticism, including when a thoroughbred jumps over top of them and Eve longingly looks up at the horse's large genitalia as it passes overhead). At various points during this montage, parts of the image are digitized around their crotch areas, supposedly to block views of their genitals. During this, the crowd cheers on their display of public sex until a worker literally hoses them down.
  • One of the characters is named Poon Dong (played for sexual laughs on the part of the film).
  • On a TV news story, we see a box in the upper corner that shows a partial view of the above horse track sex scene (showing movement but only a view of the upper torsos and above).
  • About the above scene where Chev was rubbing up and down against the back of a older, clothed lady, that woman states that he was a bastard who wanted it so bad that he had his hands all over her, that he is built like a "brick sh*t-house," and that he treated her like his "hot little whore."
  • We see a flashback to Randy riding in a car with a cleavage-revealing women who states that he has a "big ass d*ck for a white boy."
  • We see a close-up view of a woman's clothed butt on TV while exercising, and see that Doc Miles is watching that.
  • A female therapist (who shows cleavage) gets aroused while helping a male patient overcome his fear of guns. She tells them that he should go out and visit a "t*tty bar;" have some "smelly sn*tch" rubbed in his face; "dip his wick;" and that he should "f*ck a whore" (referring to herself). He then comments on flossing his teeth with some "pubes," but nothing else happens as a ricocheting bulletin hits him in the head and kills him.
  • We briefly see the side of Doc Miles' bare butt as he sits on the toilet.
  • A miscellaneous woman shows cleavage.
  • Poon Dong (an old man) comes on to various hookers on the street, betting one $5 that she will "blow" him for 20 bucks. He then lasciviously flicks his tongue many times.
  • A cop reminds Eve that Chev sexually humiliated her in public (the above race track scene).
  • We see Chev being tortured and have brief views of what appears to be his scrotum (in close-up) exposed during that.
  • We see various close-up views of various parts of women's bodies in small bikinis.
  • When Doc Miles asks a woman if she's found the donor, she playfully replies, "Like you got a boner."
  • Poon Dong grabs a hooker's butt.
  • We see various bare-breasted women and shirtless men at El Huron's estate.
  • Chev imagines making out with Eve (clothed).
  • In the closing credits, we see outtakes from the above porn performer strike, with related sexual talk (sexual use of "bang" and a repeat of "no dough, no blow").
  • In the closing credits, we see footage of a man running in the opposite direction of the camera, and there's either a blood or fecal stain on the back of his underwear (which is all he's wearing).
  • In the closing credits, we see the old woman from before reacting to Chev rubbing up and down against her by saying she's never had it that way before.
  • In the closing credits, Chev and Eve make out at the strip club where a bare-breasted stripper is in the background of the shot.
  • SMOKING
  • Johnny smokes several times (and even flicks his ashes into Chev's open chest cavity during surgery), while another man smokes a cigar.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • We hear that Venus' brother is dead, and later hear the same about El Huron's brothers.
  • We hear that Chev never knew his dad.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Open heart surgery.
  • People who abduct others to harvest their organs.
  • Venus states that he has full body Tourette's syndrome, and we occasionally see him have attacks of that.
  • We hear that Chev never knew his dad.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Considering the speed at which the following occurs and often simultaneously overlaps with other categories, the following should be considered a bare minimum:
  • We see primitive looking videogame footage showing a blocky version of Chev fighting another man while falling from the sky.
  • The real Chev falls from the sky and lands hard on a car, bouncing off that and landing on street (his head is bloody). Johnny and his thugs than show up and literally shovel Chev off the street and into a van.
  • Chev grabs a surgeon by the crotch, hits him, and strangles another man, seemingly killing both. He then goes outside where a goon holds his handgun on him, but Chev disarms that man and hits him. He then shoots and kills him or another man, with bloody results. He then shoots a second man (also with bloody results), while machine guns and handguns are fired back at him, but he shoots two more people dead with a shotgun that he has grabbed from one.
  • Chev hits a goon with a shotgun, lubes up the end of the barrel, and jams that up the man's rectum while he is on all fours with his pants down. We don't see the actual insertion, but do see the side of that man's bare butt, as well as a side view of that shotgun firmly sticking out of his rear.
  • Chev breaks a car window to get inside and hotwire the car.
  • With his portable heart battery weakening, Chev uses a car's electoral system to give himself a jolt.
  • Goons fire machine guns at Chev as he drives away in his car.
  • Chev ends up crashing his car and flies through the windshield out onto the street where he lands hard.
  • Needing to jolt his artificial heart, Chev uses jumper cables attached to his nipple and tongue to shock himself.
  • Ria ends up blasted out through a door and down some steps, with Chev showing up and striking the responsible man, before going inside and apparently hitting many others, some of whom fly out through doors, windows and even walls. At the same time, Ria attacks the man who threw her outside by repeatedly smashing something into his closed crotch until his pants are bloody.
  • Two men pull guns on Chev, but he disarms and hits both of them.
  • Chev grabs at a man in a moving car and briefly struggles with them, before falling off onto the street.
  • A man punches Johnny (whose face is bloody), and whacks the chair he's in with a machete to intimidate him. To make Johnny talk, other goons hold a man, and the first goon uses that machete to cut off part of that other man's elbow, with graphic bloody results (we see the elbow piece on the floor, as well as the wound). Later, when Randy is thrown into the bathroom, we see blood on the floor from that.
  • Chev hits one man, and moments later, grabs Randy and throws him aside.
  • Ria hits Eve, who then smashes something onto Ria's head.
  • A large gun battle breaks out in a strip club where various people are shot (with machine guns and handguns) with bloody results.
  • Chev punches and strikes various cops, who then get the upper-hand and club him. Eve then jumps on them, followed by one using his tazer on Chev, thus shocking him back into action. He then hits and shocks many cops before driving off in one of their police cars.
  • Chev uses a tazer to shock his own clothed crotch.
  • Eve punches another woman who was coming onto her.
  • Chev slides down a railing on his feet, but slips and lands on his crotch, causing him pain.
  • Seeing two men trying to train their dog with a shock collar, Chev then has that collar and use it to shock himself. No longer restrained by that collar, the large dog attacks a policeman who has arrived.
  • Venus gives Chev a ride on his motorbike, but they end up wiping out and crashing onto the street.
  • Chev stumbles down some steps and then he and Eve fall over a short wall down onto a horse race track, but are okay.
  • Chev knocks various people aside while chasing after Johnny.
  • Chev chases after Johnny and another man in their fleeing car, while Chev is on foot. He leaps from one part of a parking garage to the next and so on to continue the pursuit, and eventually lands on the hood of their car. He then fights with them but ultimately falls off.
  • To jolt his artificial heart, Chev licks his finger and sticks it into a cigarette lighter inside a limo.
  • Venus is thrown out of a moving limo, followed moments later by Chev hitting one of the men inside there, and then grabbing one or more guns and shooting everyone inside dead, although some tried to shoot back but were unsuccessful. All of that has very bloody results, followed by the out-of-control limo crashing (but Chev is okay and gets out).
  • Chev shoots the lock off an electrical panel and grabs the components inside that shock him backwards.
  • El Huron orders Chico to cut off his own nipples as punishment for failing to do his job. Chico then reluctantly does this, seen in close up, with very bloody results. When he is done, he picks up the severed and bloody nipples off the floor and leaves.
  • Having had enough of him, Eve hits Randy in the crotch, and then strikes him several more times before throwing him onto the windshield of a parked car.
  • A car suddenly strikes Ria in the middle of the street, and we initially think she is dead, but she's later seen alive.
  • Chev shoots and hits one goon, and then fires at Johnny and another man who run away and shoot back at him with machine guns and handguns during the resultant chase.
  • A ricocheting bullet hits a man in the head, killing him (with bloody results).
  • Johnny hits Chev with the case he is carrying, and knocks him back into an electrical substation where Chev is shocked. We then see a parody of the old Godzilla movies, where Chev and Johnny are portrayed as big, lumbering monsters that fight each other amongst tall electrical towers that they crash into and smash into each other, ending when Chev hits Johnny back with two fists to the chest. Back in reality, Chev pummels Johnny's face, and then uses the above case to smash his face and threatens to do so again if he doesn't give him the combination to open the box.
  • Johnny is suddenly shot in the head, with very bloody results.
  • A person hits Chev with a rod, knocking him out.
  • We see a flashback to Chev as a boy who repeatedly bashes a trashcan down onto another boy (with bloody results) while also punching another one back.
  • Chico and his men drag Chev in the water behind a quickly moving boat.
  • We see Chev being tortured and have brief views of what appears to be his scrotum (in close-up) exposed during that.
  • We see some flashback violence (hitting, etc.) from the first film.
  • A goon hits Chev on the back.
  • El Huron repeatedly flogs Chev's back, bloodying him.
  • A big gun battle between various parties breaks out at El Huron's estate, with many shooters and bystanders being hit, some with bloody results, including El Huron who's hit in the shoulder. Venus strikes one person with nunchuckas and then head-butts another, while Chev jams a rod through one man's body (with bloody results). Venus then tackles El Huron down some steps, but El Huron then hits Venus many times, followed by kicking him.
  • Needing a heart charge, Chev climbs up an electric pole and shocks himself. He flies off on fire, and pummels El Huron before throwing him into a pool where he apparently drowns, and puts a severed but artificially sustained head into the same, all while Chev continues to be on fire.



  • Reviewed April 17, 2009 / Posted April 17, 2009

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