A subversion of the comic book film, this is probably the most realistic take on what having a masked avenger running around would really be like in reality. Seattle has a couple of masks running around town in real life right now, and Crimson Bolt feels like he could fit right in with them. Married to an ex-drugged out stripper, it was only a matter of time before Frank’s wife slipped back to her old ways, pushed along by a smalltime mob criminal type Jacques. Frank decides to get her back as he sees her being manipulated and used along the way and he does so by adopting a crime fighting persona, The Crimson Bolt.
While the film might seem like a Kick-Ass rip off, it definitely blazes its own path. The film is raw, bizarre, and pulls no punches along the way. The characters that inhabit this world are unique and relish violence, not that there’s anything wrong with that, and you will see people gleefully enjoy the pain of others. What makes that last sentence even weirder is that Frank may or may not be on a mission from God; might just be schizophrenic. Regardless of what is sending and driving Frank forward, it sends its messages in a weird and bizarre ways.