Despite a crackling premise and a star who’s always ready for action, Jolt never manages to deliver much more than a mild buzz.
One of the main reasons I watched this movie was how heavily Amazon was pushing it. The other reason was, well, I needed an action movie where I didn’t need to think. And to be honest, JOLT delivered!
Without spoiling much (well, watch it, you’ll enjoy it), this movie is basically a direct-to-video action from the 2000s, with a budget to hire name actors and a few neon lights: A fast paced yet flat and over the top story mixed with some graphic action scenes. So, what’s going on?
Kate Beckinsale is back as Lindy, a bouncer with a slightly murderous anger-management problem. Lindy is volunteered into a study for a cutting-edge solution: Controlling her anger management issue the help of an electrode-lined vest under the supervision of a creepy Dr played by Stanley Tucci. Her treatment is cut short when her date is killed.
If this sounds like John Wick meets The Equalizer, you’re right. Replace Wick’s dog with her date and you get approximately the same movie, but way less enjoyable. To be honest, it’s not a bad movie per-se, it’s just not as good as the original “inspiration”.
Should you watch it?
John Wick meets The Equalizer. That’s all what you need to know in order to decide if you’re going to watch JOLT or not.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream JOLT exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.