Thursday, September 12, 2013
Fall Flicks: Prisoners
In an age of prequels that tell us everything about a character and leave nothing to the imagination, Prisoners is filled with hints of back stories that are never told. Especially with co-lead Jake Gyllenhaal who plays the detective searching for the lost girls. He spends Thanksgiving alone at a Chinese restaurant, has solved every case he's worked on but sports multiple tattoos like a thug and wears what looks like is a Mason's ring. Instead of giving us some familiar back story involving a lost wife or children, we only see and know him in the context of the story.
With kids back in school, Prisoners leads off the adult friendly fall that includes The Fifth Estate, Captain Phillips and Gravity before franchises, kiddie fare and Oscar fodder start rolling out for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Until then, enjoy movie crowds that don't check their phones every five minutes while you can.