Following the growl-shouts of Liam Neeson and Nicolas Cage, Hugh Jackman is finally getting into the increasingly-popular vigilante dad business with Prisoners.
The Denis Villeneuve film brings to life the largest over-protective parent fear after razor-blade Halloween candy: that letting children walk between suburban homes unattended will inevitably result in their kidnapping and/or murder. When that happens to two couples (Jackman and Maria Bello, and Terrence Howard and Viola Davis), they and slick-haired DETECTIVE LOKI (Jake Gyllenhaal) immediately suspect Paul Dano--he's been cruising around in a dilapidated RV, and he looks like Paul Dano dressed as a 60-year-old woman at a craft fair. Can't scream "rapist pedophile" much louder than that.
Unfortunately, beyond circumstantial evidence of his definitely looking like he would keep 10-year-olds in a dog carrier, there's nothing to connect Dano to the case. This makes DETECTIVE LOKI real huffy, and leads Jackman to take matters into his own hands, forcing the viewer to question if perhaps every character may be a prisoner in their own way. Maybe? I just kind of assumed that was where this was going, but I'm not really sure how DETECTIVE LOKI is a prisoner. Just a cop with a cool name and poor keyboard maintenance:
Find out September 20th if Jackman, Dano, and Gyllenhaal are somehow all the same person and the criminal, or if it's just that other guy they show LOKI arresting.