“Collide” stars Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Ben Kingsley, and Anthony Hopkins. Released on February 24, 2017, the film is about a man who must rescue his girlfriend when a drug heist goes terribly wrong.
The film is directed by Eran Creevy, who also directed Shifty and Welcome to the Punch. This one had been suffering from several release changes. One of the reasons for these changes was that Relativity Media, the film’s former distributer, was filed for bankruptcy, so the distribution rights went to Open Road Films. What got me interested in this film was its poster and the trailer that I just saw only once online. That’s pretty much all I could say about it since it didn’t make that much of a presence compared to the other films that it’s opening up against, so I’m just going to throw it out by saying…it’s not that bad.
The performances were decent. Nicholas Hoult was passable as Casey and Anthony Hopkins was entertaining as the film’s antagonist.
Some of the action was good.
The story and its script weren’t as thrilling as the car chase scenes.
The characters weren’t strong enough.
Ben Kingsley’s performance was somehow laughable.
Final thoughts: “Collide” is a flawed, yet entertaining, thrill ride that may please some action fans, but not all of them. The execution was a bit underwhelming at times, but it does have a couple of good things that prevented itself from crashing hard, such as the action and the great Anthony Hopkins himself. It’s not something that I would watch again for a while, but for the most part, it was nice to see some cars crashing into one another. If you’re in a mood for an action film, this is something that’s worth seeing once at a matinee price.