Synopsis: In Jolt a bouncer with a slightly murderous anger-management problem that she controls with the help of an electrode-lined vest she uses to shock herself back to normalcy whenever she gets homicidal.
Lindy has had anger management issues all of her life. There is no cure and she has burned through many of the institutions designed to help deal with such issues. Thankfully, she is now managing her condition with the help of an electrode-lined vest. She uses this vest to shock herself back to normalcy whenever she feels homicidal urges.
Things are going well until the first man that she has ever fallen in love with gets himself murdered. Disappointed by the lack of action by the police. Lindy proceeds to wage a vendetta across London to find her boyfriend’s killer.
Kate Beckinsale has made a name for herself in action movies having fronted the successful ‘Underworld’ franchise. With Jolt, she breathes life in a somewhat more troubled character in Lindy, who is seemingly trying to live a normal life but struggles with her anger. Beckinsale manages to make Lindy’s plight relatable in some scenes used to show us what kind of things Lindy finds triggering.
Lindy gets help via an electrode vest, which is created by her psychiatrist Dr. Munchin who is played brilliantly by Stanley Tucci. Munchin seems to be sympathetic to Lindy’s issues. But you do find yourself wondering if he has a hidden agenda.
Jai Courtney plays the murdered boyfriend Justin. Who seemingly manages to diffuse Lindy’s issues with simple human kindness, but is he too good to be true?
‘Jolt’ is a madcap action-adventure film in a similar vein to movies like ‘Crank’. As far as the story goes it’s relatively simple in that you’ll most likely see some of the twists coming. But that’s okay because you wouldn’t be watching if you were looking for more cultured thrills.
The action comes thick and fast. And there are some genuinely funny moments. I particularly enjoyed the somewhat antagonistic relationship between Detective Nevin and Lindy as the two clashed throughout the movie. However, I don’t think I’d trust Lindy to do the babysitting.
Overall. ‘Jolt’ delivers a fun action movie with some comic book thrills and spills along the way. The plot twist toward the end is pretty obvious if you are a more experienced viewer of this type of film. But that doesn’t deter any enjoyment of the film.
If you have 90 minutes to spare. Then this movie might prove to be a fun distraction and it is available for all Prime Customers on Amazon.
- CGI & Stunts9.8
- Incidental Music9.5