Going to see Prisoners, I knew was going to be pretty dark, and seeing it on a rainy day just made it even creepier. I must say, that being in a situation where your child is kidnapped seems like the worst kind of hell, because of the not knowing. I couldn’t imagine this kind of torture.
Which is what this flick was about, 2 little girls are kidnapped, and Hugh Jackman, Wolverine, and Terrence Howard, The Butler, are the fathers of the victims. Jake Gyllenhaal, Johnny Darko, plays the detective trying to find the girls.
I need to say right here, that I almost by passed this film up, because I didn’t think Hugh was a very convincing actor. Well, I have since changed my opinion of him. He was excellent, I believed him, this is a man who took matters in his own hands, good or bad. And he should get an Oscar nod for his performance, if not the Oscar. I also, liked the way Gyllenhaal played it, mostly, his acting wasn’t to any degree as good as Hugh here, but he was a good second. Hugh however, has been the best acting I’ve seen this year, just brilliant. Ok, enough.
Having stated that, I don’t want to give too much away, but, this is a must see, I give it an A, it’s that good. Or should I say Hugh Jackman is that good! Wow, I said it again. I was also impressed with the art direction, of the film, because it imitated the tone of the movie perfectly. Very cold, dark, and creepy, lot’s of snow, and rain, cloudy gloomy colors, also lot’s of dirt, which made it become its own character in the movie. There are some pretty disturbing images, and is not a movie for young children. Older children however, may do well to see this one, with all the kidnapping going on recently. Those are the actors that stood out the most, and everyone else was okay. This movie is rated R. Shazza ~ Musings&Rants