Denis Villeneuve’s 2013 movie Prisoners is a thrilling psychological film that deals with the abduction of two kids named Anna and Joy.
In the movie, Jake Gyllenhaal plays the role of Detective Loki and delves into the psyche of criminals. His character is the most fascinating one, and his constant tic-like-twitching makes his character a little mysterious.
The whole story of the movie revolves around two suburban family men constantly searching for their daughter's kidnappers, who were kidnapped on the day of Thanksgiving. It explores how far the characters will go in order to save the kids.
How Jake Gyllenhaal’s and Hugh Jackman’s search in some petty and extreme places affects Jake Gyllenhaal psychologically. His twitching is one of the main traits of his character.
Things To Know About Jack Gyllenhaal’s Personality As A Detective Loki
There are so many worth knowing things to know about Jake Gyllenhaal’s character as a detective loki in Prisoners, including:
- His behavior and dressing style represents him as a closed-off person
- His character was something more than morally straightforward
- He twitches and blinks his eyes more than usual in the movie
- He is cruel, determined, and aggressive, with a controlled rage
- His character is mysterious, empathetic, and tough
Reasons Behind Jake Gyllenhaal's Twitching
In one of his interviews, Jake Gyllenhaal explained that Detective Loki himself was a juvenile criminal. He was orphaned pretty young, was always in and out of foster homes, and found himself in the Juvenile Detention System at a quite young age and Police Department in the end. This is also one of the reasons that make him the best at solving crimes, despite being so young.
Furthermore, Backstage interviewed him about how he approached the filmmaker with the idea, and he revealed that Denis and I met at a diner in New York City, and I was like: “I have this idea! I'll give it a go. And I began to do it.”
The director was originally apprehensive, but once he gained Jake's confidence, he decided to use his advice, which was eventually featured in the film. Jake Gyllenhaal further elucidated the significance of the eye twitch in relation to Loki's tic as well.