Have you ever wondered what it would be like to lose your child? Imagine the emotional hardships and struggles you would experience? If you can’t imagine those thoughts and feelings, the movie Prisoners will paint a vivid picture of them in your head.
Prisoners is a drama about two families whose two little girls get kidnapped. It follows the lead cop assigned to the case as he tries to juggle different clues and keep the families in check. One of the fathers’ of the missing girls decides to take matters into his own hands. You’re torn whether or not to root for him, and it leaves you questioning what you would do in the situation and how far you would go against your moral beliefs and the law. At the end you ask yourself, ”Is it acceptable to do whatever you have to do to get your child back?”
Throughout the movie they give away just enough information to keep you interested in the case and to draw your own conclusions. It was entertaining to gather the clues that were portrayed and put them together as the movie went along. Some parts were hard to watch due to the violence of the scenes but were necessary to get across certain emotions such as desperation.
After watching the movie, the title Prisoners makes more sense. All the characters were “prisoners” in their own way, either mentally or physically. Bound by morals, laws, or emotions, struggling to find the balance between them all.
Overall the movie was enjoyable and entertaining but difficult to watch during times of violence. The cast did an amazing job of portraying their characters. They got the emotion across nicely and you felt for them. The movie makes it hard to decide what’s right and wrong morally when faced with a tough situation. You find yourself asking a lot of questions in terms of what you believe in.
How far would you go to save the ones you love?