High school seniors Nathan and Karen find a website with photos of children who are missing or believed abducted. That was how long it took before Taylor Lautner took hisshirt off in his purportedly gritty action thriller 'Abduction'- anddepending on how you took to that fact, you may find yourself enjoyingevery minute of it or cringing in disbelief. Right from the start, thisTaylor-made vehicle makes no excuses for being a breakout role for the'Twilight' star- after all, if Team Edward or Robert Pattinson can doit, then there's no reason why Team Jacob can't do likewise. Synopsis A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website. There were parts in this motion picture that creeped me out particularly when they experience the outsiders the movie producers figure out how to increase the strain by not indicating excessively of the outsider only a transient impression somewhat like the outsiders in the Signs film. Nathan, a teen, along with his friend, Karen finds a website that has photos of children who are missing or believed to have been abducted. And no, being a teenager who discoversthat the people you call 'mother' and 'father' aren't in fact your realparents isn't much of an excuse too.
The person then contacts someone in Europe and shows him a photo of the one who called. He begins to realize that his fabricated life is hidinga dangerous truth. He then heads for the U. That's the predicament Lautner's character Nathan finds himself in oneday, after stumbling across a website with photos of missing childrenand using some software to approximate what one of those kids couldlook like as a teenager. But before they can, two men claiming to be cops show up wanting to talk to Nathan, and when he isn't found they pull guns and demand Nathan be given to them.
Rather, and we may be risking our life andlimb by saying this it only demonstrates his limitations as an actor,especially since he practically recycles the same angsty broodyexpression throughout the film that he had already put forth umpteentimes in the 'Twilight' movies. Nathan then wonders is it true, was he abducted. One of the photos is of Nathan as a child, putting into question the identities of the couple whom he's always called Mom and Dad. Though that's the very premise of the movie,the least we expected was for debut feature film screenwriter ShawnChristensen to come up with a better lead in than just some stupidresearch assignment Nathan and his girl next door Karen Lily Collins,daughter of singer Phil was assigned to work together on. Nathan runs but remembers that he asked Karen to come over. He contacts the person who placed the photo to find out what's going on. That's right pure as thedriven snow would catch the kid.
The acting was so bad andthe lines are shocking. It takes almost half an hour before the action kicks in, theintroduction that sets up Nathan's adolescent issues and his secrethigh-school crush on Karen pure tedium that is definitely not directorJohn Singleton's forte. Even so, takingon the lead role requires Lautner to perform some serious acting inorder for us to identify with his character's inner distress, but thesquare- jawed actor with his one-note performance fails to inspire anyempathy. One ofthe first that sees Nathan's 'parents' murdered is shot and edited formaximum thrills, and the climax set in a packed stadium with a livebaseball match also packs suspense. He realises that his parents Maria Bello and Jason Isaacs are not his own and that his life is a lie.
As Nathan starts to searchfor his true identity and his biological parents, he is being targetedby a team of rogue agents, forcing him to flee with his neighbor, Karen Lily Collins. For a low spending motion picture this is very great I wound up viewing to the end without nodding off incompletely due to the short running time yet for the most part since it figures out how to make an air and all around acted all through with splendid utilization of sound and film editing. All through the first half, Singleton keeps the audiencewondering why Nathan is being chased and in the second half, his aim isprobably to keep them from walking out of the cineplex. His parents fight them but are killed. Logic and coherence are however too much evidently to demand, as onewould have to suspend both to believe that Nathan is suddenly at thecentre of global espionage with both the good guys led by 'Spiderman2's' Alfred Molina and the bad guys led by Swedish actor MichaelNyqvist from 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' in pursuit. In writing this screenplay, I suspect that writers Shawn Christensenand Jeffrey Nachmanoff must have pieced together ideas from The BourneIdentity and the recent Hanna - and come out with this harebrainedplot.
. It is distracting and laughable, althoughthe latter seems to be in line with most of the awful dialogue in thefilm. Alas, Lautner seems incapableof having more than a couple of expressions and he can't act to savehis life. Singleton doesn't go for the shaky-cam technique, allowing his audienceto appreciate Lautner's physicality in its full glory. Sigourney Weaver does her best with but like usshe has trouble relating to anyone in the movie. Indeed, many films have gotten away with idiotic plots - provided theyhave stars that audiences could root for. They decide to age one of the photos and discover that is of Nathan as a child.
So as much as Team Jacob may wish for Lautner to betheir Matt Damon, or even Tom Cruise, it is clear from his debutheadlining movie that once the 'Twilight' phenomenon fades, the samecan probably be said of Lautner's acting career as well. The plot is about high school student Nathan Price Taylor Lautner whostumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing personswebsite. The person on the other end only wants to know info about Nathan so Nathan hangs up. Contacting the site to learn more only results in Nathan becoming the target of an intense, high-tech, interna. Thankfully, the pace picks up considerably onceNathan is thrust into that implausible situation, with Singletonclearly at ease setting up the film's various action sequences. First of all let me begin off by saying this motion picture has next to no to do with the genuine Brown Mountain lights marvel separated from truth its really taped in the area and unexplained lights have been seen for some years. Nonetheless, it seems that Team Jacob should have just stayed in thewoods of Forks, Washington, for this insipid Bourne-wannabe does himnor his fans no favours.
It did look promising for the first5minutes but it went down hill really fast. In summary this movie is shocking. . . . .
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