Halle Berry is not, I suppose, to blame for making an entire movie based on the idea that kids get snatched by strangers in the middle of the day from sun-dappled playgrounds. (A scenario already a popular staple of YouTube “educational” videos like thisÂ and hyrdzairnt
thisÂ and thisÂ and sorta this. And here’s one from Latvia!).Â Message: All it takes is a second and your kid could be gone FOREVER.
And yet, this movie — imaginatively titled “Kidnap” — will provide more Technicolor reinforcement of the notion that any mom who turns her head away for even a second is going to live to regret it.
This in turn reinforces the notion that a good mom NEVER takes her eyes off her kids, because why would she when it’s so friggin’ dangerous? The only mom who would ever give her kid a single unsupervised second is apparently the kind of mom who deserves jail time, or at least a really mean Facebook video about her parenting fail.
Or, if she’s realllly pretty, an action movie. – L.
This is the Kidnap trailer, above.