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4.0 out of 5 stars Jigsaw has met his match, December 2, 2012
This review is from: The Collection [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This is a horror sequel where you don't have to see the first to follow along, but it does bring back the main hero and villain from the previous movie. The cult following of the original made this film possible, so give it a look. A thief breaks in a house and ends up trying to save the family being tortured by another unwanted vistor that beat him to scene. But wait, this killer has set up believable traps all over the house. The sequel expands the scope to an old hotel and has 10 times the body count. The first is dark and isolated, much like Alien. And like Aliens, the sequel is more in your face and action oriented. There are still a few really good scares and plenty of gore, with a villain that is truly chilling in appearance and the way he kills. Think Jigsaw and his traps, but he also does some of his killings himself with his arsenal of knives. My theater was actually half full (I thought I'd be alone) and people clapped when it was over.
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Initial post: Dec 22, 2012 6:34:38 AM PST
Sky says:
Hey, MD. Never even heard of this or its predecessor. I'll be sure to check 'em out.

Sky

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 11:02:57 AM PST
jj says:
Does joshs character survive? Hes so cute!

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 12:24:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 3, 2013 12:38:28 PM PST
S. Der says:
I don't agree. I didn't even know this was a sequel to another movie and didn't see the first one. I only found that out from what other people's reviews were saying.

Again, I didn't see the first movie, and people said that the killer was a collector because he like adducting people, but to me that wasn't clear enough in the movie. What I saw, was him just totally going crazy and start killing people at random for no real reason. Then, he goes off and takes anyone still alive. But, how does he know anyone could still be alive with that big trapped? Maybe he would kill them all in his trap? Then, he wouldn't be collecting anyone. What, he doesn't have a specific target person to collect? But, why is he a collector? Collectors like collecting specific things. He doesn't really seem to fit the word.

Then, the whole bug collection thing was confusing me. Why am I seeing all these close up shots of bugs throughout the movie? Who knows? Oh, if I saw the first movie, I that was explained more? Dang, I wouldn't had known that from this.

Then, based on what other reviewers said, this movie was making the collector a different character than what he was in the first movie. And even I thought it was strange to seeing the collector pick up a gun and start shooting people. He really doesn't look like the type. He more of a creative and non-firearm fighter based on what he had been doing for the whole movie and what other characters were saying about him.

Then you tell me, the main character of the last movie comes back to this movie. Really? I thought that was just some random dude that the collector just left there used for fun. There was actually a whole reason for him being there? Well, that sure seemed like something to had explained. But, no. Nothing.

All in, all in, someone seriously needed to watch the first movie to understand what most of the movie is really showing the audience.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 31, 2013 7:51:55 AM PDT
jbonez21 says:
All of your questions were explained in the second movie without seeing the first. I could see where you didn't enjoy the movie if you didn't understand it. Here is an explanation.

In the opening credits it is explained that "the collector" is a serial killer who has been killing and "collecting" at random. There is no method to his madness.

The bug collection is because "the collector" is a taxidermist. He collects and stuffs human beings and insects. This is how Arkin was able to find and collect the collector at the end.

The collector kills very cleverly and up until that point had never used a firearm. He had his back against the wall because the police were invading his home-base. He had to burn it all down and use firearms as a last resort.

This movie was a direct continuation of the last movie. The main character, a thief, had been collected at the end of the first movie. The thief being there and surviving the rave was how the private mercenaries were able to find the collectors hideout (self-inflicted wounds) and lock pick their way inside.

Posted on Jun 19, 2013 2:29:41 PM PDT
j.viens says:
Thanks for this review. I'm a huge fan of horror, but Alien & Aliens are my 2 favorite movies of all time. So the mention of & comparison to these films, plus your description of the plot is making me put this in my cart immediately after I post this. But all of this does make me very curious to see the first one as well.
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