You’ll either be sucked into the aggressive high-concept of Amazon’s new thriller “Jolt” from the start, or you won’t care. In the Amazon Prime original film “Jolt,” British beauty Kate Beckinsale (*sighs) returns to her kick ass form. An action film that could need a jolt, but gets by owing to Kate Beckinsale, who is always fantastic. “Jolt” begins with a narration by a lady who has no name but sounds eerily similar to Susan Sarandon. She introduces us to little Lindy (played by Beckinsale in adult form), who struggles to connect with others due to a unique disease that causes her to erupt into a violent anger at the least discomfort. Consider the case of Be.
Now fast forward 20 years, and you’re an adult. Lindy has had a difficult childhood, with a chip on her shoulder that naturally keeps others at bay and, most importantly, a harness that allows her to give herself an electric shock when the whim strikes her. Her doctor (played by Stanley Tucci, who is usually fantastic) advises she use this chance to meet someone special, and she does like the strapping Justin (Jai Courtney, “Suicide Squad”). While Lindy is physically capable of controlling herself, she can’t help but come dangerously near to total meltdowns, such as when confronted with a nasty waitress in a posh restaurant, and we witness what she “might” do in mental playthroughs. IMDB