Written December 10, 2012
I was a big fan of the first. You will notice that this one was cleaned up a bit, it lacked the grittiness that the first one had. It seemed as though the Director was told to lighten up the mood, if that's even imaginable in a movie like this. The lone survivor from the first one returns, just where he left off the last time, in the box. When he's forced to go back in to rescue a rich kid, he goes in with a bunch of guys who are supposedly hired guns but double as the worst actors you could find. With some elaborate traps and some brutal scenes, we are left with just two people trying to escape the collector. The first ten minutes sets the tone as we see the collector do what he does best in a crowded club. After that the action doesn't stop until the credits role. I'll have to admit I was a little thrown off by the ending, since I'm sure they are trying to set up for a third installment. A good change of pace considering the other movie choices out right now.
Written October 20, 2014
I did not have any expectations for this film at all. I'm glad to say that I was quite surprised. Gore is there but not over the top, There are a lot of really intense moments, as well as a few surprising ones. Also loved the ending. Not what you would typically expect in a film series such as this. Well done.
Written December 17, 2014
I had low expectations for this one since it's a sequel to The Collector, a second rate torture porn flick featuring one of the dumbest heroes in the history of film. The sequel is more of a gory thriller and a huge improvement in every possible way--it's suspenseful and fun and features a heroine who is actually pretty smart and acts like it through most of the film. Of course the mercenaries hired by the heroine's rich father are complete idiots who walk into every single bobby trap that the villain sets--but their stupidity is offset by the plucky heroine who manages to escape from the trunk she is being kept in and wander through the maze of traps without actually getting killed. Even the house thief who survived the first film has grown a few brain cells since part one and manages to do a couple of clever things in an attempt to survive. This should appeal to Saw fans that don't need the moralizing and convoluted mythology but also to fans of gory 80's horror,
Written December 21, 2014
My wife and I just loved it. Loads of action and some very grizzly scenes. The only problem for us was it was just basically another "Saw" type movie, but then we liked those too. The movie moves at a good pace and is never dull. You could wait to rent or buy DVD..Really don't need to see it in a movie theater...Not for children under 16..
Written December 20, 2014
Sequel to The COLLECTOR from a couple years ago. Intense movie -- graphic violence. It was like "SAW" movies on steroids. The ending had the original John Carpenter HALLOWEEN II feel to it. Would certainly recommend the movie to Horror movie fans!
C and R Topeka, KS