Amazon prime Video’s Jolt needs an electrical shock to revive the utter bomb. Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.
Amazon Prime Video’s Jolt dropped on the streaming service today, July 23rd. The film stars the incredible Kate Beckinsale, in a different sort of role for her, where she sort of has comic book powers including super strength and the ability to kick total butt. The premise of the film is extemely intriguing but does it deliver? Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.
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JOLT Parents Guide
In Jolt, Lindy (Kate Beckinsale) was born with an impulse control issue which results in her injurying those who do “bad things.” She wears a shock device to control her impulses. Lindy meets Justin (Jai Courtney) and the two really hit it off, so much so she believes he might cure her of this condition, until he is murdered. Now she is out to find the killer and seek revenge.
JOLT Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Lets take a look at what parents need to know before allowing their kids to view Jolt.
Language: Jolt contains extremely harsh language with profanity used throughout. Words include: f*ck, sh*t, b*tch, a**, c*nt, d*ck and d*mn.
Mature Content: Other than the language, the biggest flags for parents in Jolt is the violence. Violent scenes include: hand to hand combat, stabbings, murder and explosions. There is also one sex scene in the film which shows partial nudity.
Jolt is directed by Tanya Wexler, known for her previous films Hysteria and Buffaloed, which also tell stories of bad-ass females. This time the bad-ass female is also kicking some butt and brings an interesting premise which has a very comic book feel, since her butt-kicking powers only reveal themselves when someone does something bad. And while the concept seems very intriguing, its failings seemsto come to fruition due to a lackluster script. Screenwriter Scott Wascha just never seems to take the character far enough and gets lost in subplots between Lindy and her psychiatrist Dr. Munchin (Stanley Tucci).
Jolt is made up by an incredible cast, Kate Beckinsale is no newbie to these butt-kicking roles, as we have witnessed her in action in films like Underworld. Jai Courtney who plays Justin, is charming and very convincing as the “knight” who saves Lindy from her demons. After Justin turns up dead, we meet Bobby Cannavale and Laverne Cox who play the cops on the case. And Susan Sarandon even has a small role yet unforgettable role in the film.
The best part about Jolt was the cinematography and editing. When Lindy gets her “urges” to hurt people, viewers get a glimpse (a bloody glimpse) of her thoughts of hurting others and this plays out throughout the movie. The ending definitely sets the film up for a sequel, but I doubt audiences will care. Jolt is a concept which may seem great on paper, but when brought to fruition doesn’t have the Jolt I was hoping for.