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Abduction (Rated PG-13)

Starring:  Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Signourney Weaver, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, and Maria Bello

Directed by:  John Singleton

Synopsis:  Taylor Lautner explodes on screen as a young man whose secret past is set to collide with a dangerous reality.  After uncovering a deadly lie, Nathan (Lautner) is propelled on a lethal, no-holds-barred mission to learn the truth.  Aided by a devoted family friend (Sigourney Weaver), Nathan’s hunt for the facts pits him against ruthless assassins and questionable allies.

My Thoughts:  If you were thinking an abduction in the alien sense, you were wrong.  If you’re thinking James Bond for the crazed Twilight fans (or Twihards), you’d be wrong.  Although, it is possible that they were aiming for exactly that when they cast Taylor Lautner.  The plot for Abduction wasn’t exactly believable.

Nathan (Lautner) is a partier and his “parents” are almost abusive in the way they teach him the skills necessary to survive in the spy world.  His parents, Mara and Kevin Harper (Maria Bello and Jason Isaacs) were an interesting addition, but not exactly necessary and definitely not effective protectors for Nathan.  The character, Karen (Lily Collins), didn’t really add anything to the story; she just gave Nathan a love interest.  I’m normally a pretty big fan of most of the actors in Abduction, but this was a pretty terrible representation of their acting abilities.

Overall, it kept me entertained, in a “this is better than doing what I should be doing” sense.  If you have pre-teens or teenagers that are obsessed with Taylor Lautner, then I would recommend Abduction.  If that’s not the case, then you can skip this one (you’re really not missing anything).

3 out of 5 Popcorn Buckets = I personally enjoyed it, but would not recommend it.

Interested in buying this movie?  You can get it now on Amazon:  DVD or Instant Video.



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