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PANIC ROOM MEETS SAW,
This review is from: The Collector [DVD] (DVD)watched this tonight and overall liked the film
it had a hint of panic room in it but with a load more gore and saw like scenes.
basically a guy (arkin) who done some work on a house breaks into it to steal some jewels thinking the family are away and he finds someone is already in there.
he is then torn between getting out of there or helping the family who he realises are being held captive.
he decides on the 1st mainly because of the little girl he had befriended earlier that day.
although arkin is initially seen as a bad guy you soon have a completely differnt opinion as he risks his life numerous times to try and save the family. he ends up being a hero and very likable.
this film is full of suspense and the collector although masked is genuinly scary and frightening as he seems to have really glowing evil eyes. being so tall and threatening as well he has a sense of michael myers about him as nothing seemed to stop him or slow him down.
there is no real in-depth exploring of any of the other characters involved and a lot of this is left unanswered, why is the collector doing what he does? why did arkins wife owe money? what happened to arkins wife and daughter when they didnt pay up? etc etc.
you dont really feel too much for the charcters that died as like i said they dont do enough for you to connect with them and feel that sympathy, the ones you really feel for and route for is arkin and the little girl.
the film is genuinly scary and nailbiting as your not always 100% sure what will happen, its not overley predictable like a lot of films, they have left it open for a sequel which i really hope they do as it might clear up the unanswered bits from the 1st.
well worth a watch