It was late when I finished last night, I wanted to think thru it overnight/this morning.
Well done by Jake and Hugh. Hugh especially with a great great performance.
Chilling tone. Like you knew from jump something was "off" with the camper in the neighborhood and what not, and finding the kid right away was weird, but when Jackman grabbed him in the parking lot and he spoke, I was edge of my seat the rest of the movie. I knew we were in for a (ha ha) maze of a movie.
Loved the old pastor, basement thing. Showed exactly what Prisoners was all about. They were all prisoners. Everyone.
The ending was perfect, I like that you have to figure it out for yourself.
The only part I am unclear on, was Jake himself. The tattoos. The way he carried himself. The Jose Canseco blinking. The lack of any partner, backup whatsoever. His mannerisms, tone, not shooting at the camper, the way he spoke to his boss. He was very layered, but I'm not sure what they were trying to tell us about him. Clearly good at his job. His instincts were on point, he always picked up on hints. But not sure what his message was, the tats on his knuckles, things like that. That went over my head.
Loved his performance tho.
Howard is a damn wet spot in everything now. What the hell with this guy?
Don't think for a second I didn't go check in on my daughter before I went to sleep last night. Yeesh.
This movie has all your feels.