Telluride Review: 'Prisoners' Starring Hugh Jackman & Jake Gyllenhaal
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So for some reason known only to himself he's stealing clothes and making it seem like Anna and Joy are dead when they're not.
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Presumably because he's traumatized. But either way, it's not really explained, it's just a great big red herring that confuses everything. What is the significance of Keller's dad's suicide? Because if there is no significance, why show Loki reading about it as if it's important? Presumably again it's so he can find out that the building that Keller's going to is where his dad died - but so what?
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Why is it important, other than to cloud the waters and confuse the audience even more. Was Keller connected to his father's suicide, why was no note found WTF is this all maze rubbish? Right from the poster we're led to expect some kind of maze to appear.PRISONERS (2013) Scene: "He wanted me to know."
The serial killer wears a necklace with a maze on it, Alex says "they're in the maze", Bob is obsessed with drawing mazes, so where's the freaking maze man? But there's no maze down there, just a big deep hole full of old sneakers and dead snakes. No maze, not even a sniff of one.
Instead, it's stuck in the moral question of taking the law into one's own hands Instead, the film tries to sell it right down the middle, and as a result, misses the mark. That's important information to know, since the rest of the film is going to try like Hell to destroy such a track record. First, there is the Chief, who constantly acts like he couldn't be bothered to enforce the laws in his own town.
He chides Loki about his targeting of Alex Jones, scoffs at any suggestion that the man should be kept in protective custody, and even refuses to assign an unmarked squad car to keep tabs on the guy. After he goes missing the argument is he skipped townno one suspects the Dovers or the Birchs even though Keller confronts Jones in the police parking lot and swears he "confessed" to him and no one watches them either.
It's only after some absent minded comment by Mrs. Dover about her husband "helping with the search" does Loki become invested, and by then, the movie is mostly over. Problem 3 - The Investigation and Search Let's face it, after seeing how the police chief acts here, more or less telling Detective Loki to "forget" the prime suspect because there's no hard evidence against him, it's no wonder the concurrent searches of his RV and his home are so slipshod.
Well, the vehicle does get a thorough once over, and nothing of significance is found, but that's beside the point.
We hear that the same happens at the home of his Aunt played by Melissa Leo. And yet, there, right out in the middle of the property for all to see, is a weird looking shed and an old muscle car that clearly can still be driven. Are either of these potential crime scenes searched? We never find out, but clearly the answer is NO! If they had been, someone would have easily discovered the warped piece of plywood under the vehicle covering up a hole filled with Any cop will tell you - if you have an RV linked to the scene, and then said vehicle is linked to the Aunt's property, that land would be scoured like a greasy frying pan.
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And let's not forget the Aunt's collection of medical supplies, drugged grape juice, and other child abduction aids. Why even ask for a search warrant? Problem 4 - The Red Herring Halfway through the film, just as we are dead convinced that this entire case will turn into one big CSI clusterfuck, along comes "Bobby Taylor" David Dastmalchiana suspicious looking guy acting suspiciously at a candlelight vigil.
Loki immediately senses his sleazy sinister urges, and a foot chase ensues. Dover ties him up in the shower and uses plywood to enclose him in the dark. He adjusts the water so the shower is either scorching hot or freezing to further torture him.
At a candlelight vigil for the girls, Loki sees a suspicious hooded man, who flees when Loki approaches him.
Later on, the man breaks into both families' houses but leaves without doing anything. Loki follows Dover to where Alex is being held prisoner but doesn't find him, as Dover fabricates a story about stopping over in the building so he's able to drink to ease his suffering without his wife knowing.
A store clerk recognizes the hooded man from a composite drawing and reports him to Loki after seeing him buying children's clothing.
The suspect, Bob Taylor, is later arrested at his home, where the walls are covered in drawings of mazes. Loki then finds crates filled with maze books, live snakes, and bloodied children's clothing, including items belonging to the missing girls. They discover Taylor had himself been abducted as a child. At the police station, Taylor confesses to the abduction but during a physical altercation with Loki and two other officers, he snatches a gun and kills himself without revealing any more information.
The police conclude that Taylor was a fantasist and had no involvement with the disappearances; he stole the clothes from the girls' homes and bloodied them with pig's blood to recreate abductions. Dover continues to torture Alex, who incoherently talks about escaping from a maze. Dover visits Alex's aunt, Holly, who tells him that Alex is the way he is because he had an accident with snakes her husband kept as pets when he was younger.
She also says that she and her husband were religious until their young son died of cancer. Back at the police station, Loki becomes frustrated with getting nowhere with the case until he matches a maze Taylor drew while in custody to the maze necklace worn by the man Patrick Dunn killed in his basement.