You guys, my head still hurts. Not saying the movie was the whole cause of my headache, but it didn't help it. Prisoners came out a couple weeks ago, and I had been hearing great reviews, so I figured I'd give it a go. I'm slowly catching back up with my movies.
The premise of the movie is two families getting together for Thanksgiving, both having two older children and two younger daughters. When the younger girls go out to play they end up going missing. As soon as everyone realizes their gone, the search ensues. But to what lengths are they willing to go to find the girls?
I won't lie, for a two and a half our long movie, I was quite intrigued the whole time. The girls get taken within the first 15 minutes or so. The rest of the movie barely spans a week, which I found a bit ridiculous. It was interesting, yet very slow. There were also so many new things that kept popping up throughout the movie, and everything was connected at the end. I just wanted to know how everything was connected.
The cast was pretty great. Who doesn't love some Hugh Jackman? He did a great job, playing Keller Dover, one of the missing girls father. And the character really showed how far people will go in extreme circumstances. Also, this may be the first time I thoroughly enjoyed a Jake Gyllenhaal performance. I rarely like his movies. But I wanted to see more of him in this movie! He played Detective Loki, the lead on the case. Gyllenhaal definitely lost himself in the character by giving him little ticks. He was constantly twitching his eyes, however his character had no back story. The only thing we knew was that he had solved every case he'd ever had. We never even saw him go home to even take a nap once. There was plenty of time in the movie for us to get some back story on him. As well as the other characters. The movie mainly focused on Jackman's character. We got a few scenes from the mother and father of the other family played by Terrence Howard and Viola Davis. However, we got very few scenes with the older children. I felt like there could have been a lot more done with the amount of time they had. We have to talk about the actors that played the creepers of the movie, they did a fantastic job playing creepers. Both Paul Dano, from Little Miss Sunshine and David Dastmalchian, who I of course remembered from The Dark Knight. They were both uberly creepy.
Overall the chase was intense. It was strange to see how crazy things can get even in quiet towns where things appear to be safe and sound. The ending really upset me. There could been a lot more resolution. A more descriptive reason for the why things happened. Also the very end was complete bull, if you've seen the movie PLEASE discuss with me! I'm still not over it!
I would recommend watching the movie if you have time. Even if you can't go out to the theater, it's a good thriller to watch when it comes out on DVD!
Hollywood was struck with the tragic death of actor Paul Walker on Saturday, who was best known for his leading role in the Fast and the Furious franchise. Paul died in a tragic car accident in Santa Clarita, California after he and a friend slammed into a light pole while driving a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT. He was 40-years-old.
Take a look back at Paul's career. HOLLYWIRE