Now in theaters everywhere is Marcus Dunstan’s The Collection, his and co-writer Patrick Melton’s sequel to their Saw-esq The Collector. Evan Dickson writes in with his thoughts on the film, which follows the further escapades of “The Collector,” and his massive collection.
“While I didn’t fall in love with The Collection, there’s something admirable about its ambition to not be more of the same. Its increased scope and willingness to stray from the beats of its predecessor, The Collector, indicate that co-writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (the latter of whom also directed) have an actual creative engagement with the material. So if the good news is that they’re not treading the same ground as the first film, the bad news is that – depending on what you’re looking to get out of the experience – it may not work as well.”