What would you do if your child was kidnapped? Now I know that this is a targeted question that only parents can answer, or is it. Even if you are not a member of the parent mob yet, one can still hypothesize this scenario. For those who saw the movie Prisoners then you'll know exactly where I'm going with this. If you haven't seen Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman (Dover ) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Locki) then go buy it, don't rent it from Red Box, go to Target and purchase it because even though it's a gut wrenching & tug at your heart strings type of movie, you'll watch more than once.
How far would you go to get your son/ daughter back? Would you go as out of bounds as Hugh's character did? And, do you think that lines were not only crossed, but deleted? Now I am not a parent, someday I hope to be and knock on wood that my family will never have to go through the terrifying situation of a missing child. I have seen Prisoners multiple times and every time I ask myself if I was in Dover's shoes, would I go rogue in order to get my daughter/ son back? I can hypothesize all I want and share my answer, but in all honesty I don't know exactly what I would do until I was dead center in that nightmare. I will tell you this though, there's nothing I wouldn't do to rescue my kid from the sick psychopath that took them. What that "nothing" entails, I don't know. Do I agree with the actions of Dover, kidnapping and beating the shit out of the guy who he believed took his daughter... I don't agree and I don't disagree at the same time. It's like when Viola Davis's character says that she won't participate with what Dover's doing, but she won't stop him either. She's going to allow him to do what he needs to do to get both girls back.
Two families desperate to find their missing girls. I think that the actions taken went to extreme levels due to the fact that this wasn't just a father doing whatever necessary to find his daughter, but also to prove to his grief stricken wife that he is still the protector of his family. I also love the added twist of Detective Locki, his role starts out as a detective merely doing his job, but by 2/3 into the movie you can start to see his role shift into that fatherly mode. He is just as anxious and even desperate to find those girls as much a their families. It all becomes personal, for everyone.
So, what do you think you'd do if you were caught in the middle of this ultimate nightmare?
Published by Derra Sabo