Cross-reference movie review: Prisoners


Prisoners is a movie in which two girls get abducted, leaving Wolverine to kidnap and torture the preacher from There Will Be Blood while Rhodey – this first one, not the current one – stands around looking all whipped from that lady for The Help.

Meanwhile, the cowboy from Brokeback Mountain (the live one) just doesn’t know how to quit the investigation and eventually figures it all out … at least the audience is left to assume so, since the movie ends in the middle of a scene, much like A Serious Man, which is ironic since the cinematographer is most known for his work with the Coen Brothers.

We’ve all seen so many movies that they seem to blend toether. Can you figure out the references? Add additional review sentences below!


4 thoughts on “Cross-reference movie review: Prisoners

  1. I know what you mean. I wrote a blog post recently in defense of Ben Afflek as Batman that plays upon the same unavoidable fact of role “bleed-over”. Hollywood works according to an economical limit model when it comes to leading men–the same ten guys per half decade or so get all the leading roles. Still, I never knew the Wolverine could sing too. Maybe Batman will hang around geniuses in a Southie bar. I’d love a film that would accept the bleed-over as part of its premise.

    • Good idea! Maybe Danny Ocean could get that lady from the Blind Side down from space in a way we’d never see coming (except for the flashbacks at the end).

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

    • Thanks for reading and commenting. I did enjoy it … although I wondered what the movie would’ve been like if David Fincher had directed …

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