Collide looks clearly so forgettable that I couldn’t remember I first saw a trailer for it last June. Somehow, I said it looked entertaining. Now, I despair at this rubbish which we’ve seen 1000 times before.
Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley, as druglord and gangster, respectively, look embarrassed to be chewing the scenery in this silly film that stars Brit Nicholas Hoult (X-Men Apocalypse) as American backpacker Casey, who gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, though he winds up on the run from his employers across Munich’s high-speed Autobahn.
Also changing nationalities is Brit Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) as Juliette, who needs a live transplant… or something. Who cares. The fact is, that Casey has to nick a truck so that Kingsley will pay him a ton of money so he can buy his girlfriend a new organ.
To pay for his girlfriend’s (Jones) medical emergency while abroad, Casey (Hoult) schemes to pull a drug heist for an eccentric gangster (Kingsley). After a failed attempt, he embarks across Europe on an action-packed chase in a race against time to save his girlfriend’s life from being taken by an evil druglord (Hopkins).
Directed by Eran Creevy (Welcome To The Punch), who co-wrote it with F Scott Frazier (xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage), Collide is released in the US on February 24th, but there’s no UK date. Either way, both are late to the party, as Japan saw it last June!
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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