But this is quite possibly the worst movie of the year in just about every single regard. It is the sequel to the 2009 hunk-o-junk, The Collector. You know it's one thing to be bad, silly, and not well thought out. It's another thing to be unoriginal, and that's all this is. In fact, the writers of this also wrote some of the Saw series, so clearly they are out of new ideas worth filming.
If you need (or want) refreshing, this is the movie that has the same basic feel of the Saw series. This horrible serial killer is killing hundreds of people with strangely made steel torture devices that he controls, as he slaughters people at will. "The Collector" now has an old and abandon hotel that he has turned into his own torture chamber. All boobie-trapped and tricked out to make rescuing his victims virtually impossible. But they try.
Elena is a young woman who has been captured by our killer. Her rich father then hires a group of thugs and rescuers to go into this hotel and save his little girl. All with the help of a man that has escaped the killer - the day earlier!. So let's set this scene. The Collector is well known on the news as this killer that has seemingly killed hundreds of people with hundreds more missing and presumed captured by him. This is what transpires. Keep reading, no kidding.
So after our heroes find this hotel (by the most ridiculous means possible,) this groups of 6 non-professionals decide to go into this killing chamber. With light weapons, no protective clothing, no communication, no plan, no escape plan. Just the wish to bring Elena home. So the best decision is to go in and of course, start getting picked off one by one, dying horrible, bloody deaths. Who in the world would not have called in som kind of help? The police, a SWAT team and just the authorities in general to capture a notorious and famous serial killer inflicting terror over the entire world? Well, these clowns. This is just one of 1,000 things that make this just plain putrid. And it is so amazingly obvious.
And it gets way more dumb than that but it's not worth it here. This is a blood fest of the first order. Killing, dismembering, and extreme torture is all you get. Clearly, the makers of this series who wrote some of Saw, have no idea where to go in their careers so they keep going to the same place. Making bad movies is one thing, being completely unoriginal, and brainless is quite another.
The Collection. It's not scary, or suspenseful, or anything near compelling. In fact, it's flat out boring. It's just killing and landing head first in bloody body parts. The door is open for more of these, but let's all pray that this one is such a financial disaster that we can avoid this torture again. First weekend take of 3 million - complete disaster.