Jolt Staring Kate Beckinsale follows a woman who uses electroshock therapy to control her rage is out to avenge the death of a dude she had two dates with after a night of sex apparently so good she’ll go all John Wick to kind find the dude that killed him. In the beginning, I couldn’t tell if Jolt was an action movie trying to be a romance movie or a romance movie trying to be an action movie. Then they killed the dude and that answered that.
Jolt given a better plot and utilizing the characters’ rage more and you could’ve had a better movie. I went in thinking this was going to be Crank meets John Wick, but it wasn’t. The film tried to jam too much movie in ninety-one minutes, and it shows. The motivation of the plot didn’t feel realistic. The bad guys were forgettable. Kate Beckinsale’s Lindy had more chemistry with Bobby Cannavale’s Detective Vicars than she did with Jai Courtney’s Justin.
Jolt felt more like an origin story for Beckinsale’s character to a sequel that was teased at the end. I doubt there will be but whatever the script for the sequel is what this movie should’ve been.
The bad guy plot twist of Jai Courtney really being a bad guy trying to see what Beckinsale’s capable of seemed forced and wasn’t well executed and should’ve been fleshed out more than just a couple of minutes. But again, Lindy’s whole motive throughout the film is unrealistic.
Jolt did, however, have some highlights: Kate Beckinsale beating dudes’ asses, a car chase scene, and a unique way of letting us in Lindy’s mind when she is about to lose her shit.
Jolt is available on Amazon Prime Video