It has been almost twenty years since Kate Beckinsale played the lead in Underworld, following in the footsteps of Catwomen Eartha Kitt and Michelle Pfeiffer, Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix, and Angelina Jolie in the Tomb Raider flicks as proof that latex catsuits are the ultimate ass-kicking costume. It’s comforting to see Beckinsale return to that role with Amazon Prime Video’s action film Jolt. Jolt is an openly ridiculous B-movie written by individuals who understood exactly what kind of delightful trash they were making. It’s overly reliant on the likability of Beckinsale and fellow cast members Stanley Tucci and Jai Courtney.
What to expect in this action-thriller movie?
Lindy, played by Kate Beckinsale, is a woman who battles an all-consuming, energizing fury. She is a woman who suffers from a neurological disease that leads her to become enraged very quickly. Her temper can only be matched by her wit. Lindy can control her violent impulses by attaching an unique electrode device on her body that releases high-voltage shocks that stop her rage-fueled impulses at the touch of a button, thanks to some cutting-edge and super-shady technology.
Nothing seems to be able to hold her in check except this painful contraption – that is, until she meets the right man. Justin (Jai Courtney) is a sweet and humble accountant who hits it up with Lindy right away. Lindy finds Justin to be a calming force unlike anything she’s ever known before. He’s also entirely unconcerned about Lindy’s problems, which makes him the ideal aphrodisiac for her. Justin is assassinated just when things are looking up. Lindy is now out for vengeance after the one nice thing that has happened to her was cruelly snatched away.
Jolt feels like a spiritual descendent of Joe Carnahan’s Smokin’ Aces. When Lindy comes calling, practically every antagonist recoils in terror. Are you excited for this phenomenal movie? Catch it on Amazon Prime!