Becky and I went to see the new movie Collide last night at the AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, CO with our friends Mark and Maria. The Fandango website at Collide describes the movie as follows…
“After a robbery goes awry, a young man (Nicholas Hoult) must call on his drug-smuggling former boss (Ben Kingsley) to protect his girlfriend (Felicity Jones) from mobsters who want to kill both of them and retrieve their cargo. Anthony Hopkins co-stars…”
The Review: Collide is another lame action film that is too far fetched to be enjoyable. The acting is pretty good with Anthony Hopkins showing his age by taking roles like this one and Ben Kingsley. Their talent is being wasted on a movie like this one for sure. The two older actors each play older mobsters who are in a feud with the main character caught in the middle. The main character is trying to get a couple hundred thousand for his girlfriend to get a kidney transplant, so he turns back to a life of crime.
The story is pretty pathetic because there is no way that the main character would be putting himself into this terrible situation to try to save his girlfriend with the possibility of getting killed. The movie didn’t make much sense and several people got up and left. If we hadn’t been with our friends, we probably would have left too. It was just too cheesy and one of those movies where you roll your eyes too many times. The best thing about the film were the cool cars that the main character got to drive.
However, he steals what looked like a Volvo station wagon and gets in a high speed chase with a Porsche Cayenne and some other high-end cars on the Autobahn and they are shooting machine guns at him on the freeway. As if that wasn’t unrealistic enough, he is out driving these much faster vehicles and after rolling his car multiple times he gets out and steals a hot Mercedes to keep rolling. It was pretty ridiculous. Becky and Maria both fell asleep during this movie. It wasn’t very good, but Mark liked it more than we did. I’ll rate it as a rental and Becky thought it was a total waste of time.
John – ** Rental
Becky – * Don’t Bother
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