I agree with Hugh Jackman -- real violence is far more gruesome than the silly operatic fights in action or superhero movies. Still, I don't really believe 'Prisoners' will go there. Maybe, but I doubt it. It's just too ugly.
Jackman mentions a scene with a hammer. Really? This
movie will depict someone getting hit with a hammer? There may be
intense moments, very focused acting, but when it comes down to it I'm
thinking there will be a swing, a scream, then a bloodied face (or hand
An angry man of Jackman's size, stressed
out, not thinking, filled with repulsion toward Paul Dano's (character),
desperate to get information about his missing daughter, could easily
destroy someone's face with a single hammer blow.
hope they deliver. We see too much prettied-up stagey fights and
violence in movies. If a movie is going to go there it should be, in
many cases, much more realistic. It's not about gore, it's about taking
responsibility. You have to own up to what you depict. Say, "This is
real. This is what happens when you hit or shoot someone. They don't just walk away. There are consequences."
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