"Prisoners" Trailer: Now It's Hugh Jackman's Turn to Go All "GIVE ME BACK MY DAUGHTER"
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Prisoners Trailer: Now It's Hugh Jackman's Turn to Go All "GIVE ME BACK MY DAUGHTER"

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | May 31, 2013 | Comments ()


Hey! It's everyone's favorite movie trope: "Give me back my daughter! Mel Gibson passed it to Liam Neeson, and now they're letting Hugh Jackman borrow it for Prisoners, which is about a creepy pedo-motherf*cer (Paul Dano, which I suppose that goes without saying) who allegedly kidnaps the daughters of Jackman and Mario Bello. The cops (Jake Gyllenhaal), however, can't hold on to the kidnapper due to lack of reasonable suspicion, so Jackman -- with the assistance of some family friends played by Viola Davis and Terrence Howard -- locks the bad guy up and probably tortures him or something.


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  • Steve Ward

    So what is the chance that Dano actually has them - about 7%? And the chance that the daughters are found after Jackman kills, or at least brutally beats, Dano?

  • Nadine

    This actually looks really intense and decent. I think it maybe is being packaged wrong. Look at that cast, that can't be the cast for a standard thriller. Some fool has made this trailer make it seem like, action thrillery but i bet this is fucking well more than that.

  • Bandit

    This looks really boring, which is sad considering the cast. Also, Gyllenhall is becoming increasingly lacklustre.

  • It peeves me how the parents in movies never say the name of their missing/abducted/killed kids. Angelina Jolie in Changeling made me hyper-aware of it and now I can not not hear it anymore – like a parenting Wilhelm Scream.

  • senecafalls

    I forgot Jake Gyllenhaal existed. oops.

  • TK

    Nope. Nuh uh. No thanks. I'm done with "children in peril" movies, thank you very much.

  • Wembley

    How come "Pets in Peril" isn't a genre?

    First it's alliterative.

    Second, no one ever finds animals to be too cutesy, annoying, worthy of death or the sign of a once successful sit-com trying to hang on by its fingernails.

    "Scruffy. I love you. But they are going to take you. When they come, bark at the phone, make them pick it up. Then I can threaten them. Once I say it, it becomes real. But whatever you do, inder no circumstances let them take you for a walk..."

  • Mrs. Julien

    Yep. Nope. Not anymore. Can't do it.

  • ClockworkOrange

    Is it me or Hugh Jackman with a beard looks like a younger version of Heisenberg/Walter White? I smell a prequel TV series - "Heisenberg Pre-Meth" lol

  • Jill

    Nope, not just you. You are quite right.

  • Wembley

    Hugh already did "Give me back my daughter" in Swordfish were luckily her mother was murdered. Although seeing as she was kidnapped by John Travolta, she was safe as kittens.

  • zeke_the_pig

    It definitely does go without saying.
    Also that Maria Bello would be in this.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Interesting that fathers in movies seem pretty uninterested in doing this kind of thing for their sons. Though I suppose when this plot hits a son, they usually take a level in badass and kill the bad guys themselves.

    So... oh, kind of weird and sexist and stuff from any angle.

  • lowercase_ryan
  • Sara_Tonin00


    but yeah, weird & sexist. The fear of sexual exploitation for teenage daughters is a powerful motivator for movie dads.

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