Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dear The Collector,

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I am happy to say I am no longer on the fence about you, as I was when I first saw you in the theatre. You blew a dog in half with a shotgun, decapitated a defenseless feline, and I now see that you're a pretty kickass little movie. You're oozing with style, your killer is iconic and reminds me of an oldschool horror villain and your good guy turned bad guy turned good guy is, rare for a horror flick, quite complex and relatable. Well done and I apologize for being so critical of you and faulting you for reminding me too much of a Saw movie. Sometimes it just takes a second viewing to really fall for a movie and i'm glad I gave you one.

6 comments:

Zach S. said...

I was on the fence about seeing this, but I'll have to check it out now.

stonerphonic said...

i saw this in Jan 2010 on vacation in the US with my GF. we both kinda walked away from it feeling the same way, that whole "oh, it's a SAW ripoff" feeling.

i haven't revisited it since.

guess i should maybe make the effort, coz yea, sometimes it does take a lil minute to "get it".

sometimes....

Wings said...

Now I am intrigued...

the jaded viewer said...

Sorry Johnny, I still thought this was uber crap. How'd he build all those traps in like 30 minutes??!?

TRAP FAIL.

:-P

Johnny said...

Eh, I try not to get too caught up in details like that lol

firedog said...

I saw this last weekend from a Netflix recommendation and while I agree on the trapfail, thought it was a pretty scary movie overall and that the character was very intriguing. The only thing I didn't like was the end, as I would have liked it to have gone back to the original storyline with the wife and kid. The ending was too "Jason jumps out of the lake" for me.