Sunday, September 25, 2011

“ABDUCTION” Movie Review. HE brings the “TWILIGHT” into this TEEN THRILLER.



He’s the one with the droopy shoulders, slightly squinted eyes and a prominent snub nose.

He’s personable, not devilishly handsome, but with a set of perfectly sculptured abs.  You might call him a hunk.

The TWILIGHT SAGA film series became a rage in 2008 and it has since bestowed him to megastar status as a teen sex symbol.

Before all that, he was another run-of-the-mill American model albeit martial arts artiste.

You simply have to understand how the HOLLYWOOD politics is being played. And to comprehend how the big wigs from the media strategize in order to get an actor to where he is.

It’s all about powerful connections.

This time TAYLOR LAUTNER takes center stage in ABDUCTION, an action-packed teen thriller where he admirably delivers the goods to his legion of screaming fans.

Mind you, this feature directed by JOHN SINGLETON is crafted for TAYLOR’s faithful followers who will go oh-ga-ga at everything he does and this is unlikely a feature that will fascinate the discerning grown-up.

But it’s not aimed at just being another teenage mainstream vehicle.

Adult as you may be, just let your hair down and give this kid a chance. He needs your vote.

ABDUCTION is a suspenseful action pow-wow flick, from start to finish and is an enjoyable popcorn entertainment.

Go check the publicity stills, they are forever showing TAYLOR LAUTNER as Nathan, a teenager on the run with his high school class mate Karen (LILY COLLINS).

Both characters have been relentlessly stalked by the good and the bad, in the form of CIA agents and the East European baboons who are desperate to retrieve a tell-tale list of spies encrypted in a cell-phone that has landed in Nathan’s hands.

So will virtue triumph over evil?

Known for his hunky, ominous presence in the Twilight Saga, teen heartthrob TAYLOR LAUTNER departs from vampirism to become a high school kid who finds out his parents are not what they are in ABDUCTION.

This movie warns us that it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie because by stirring up the past, it can uncover a lot of unpleasantries.

As in the case of Nathan Harper (LAUTNER) who has the queasy feeling that he’s living someone else’s life.

When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little child on a missing persons website, all of his darkest fears resurface: he realises his parents are not his own and his life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something more mysterious than he could have ever imagined.

Just as he begins to piece together his true identity, Nathan is targeted by a team of trained assassins, forcing him on the run with the only person he can trust, his neighbour, Karen (LILY COLLINS).

Every second counts as Nathan and Karen race to evade an army of killers and federal operatives.

As his opponents close in, he realises that the only way he’ll survive is to stop running and take matters into his own hands.


Enough said.

You be your best judge by giving this movie a chance.

To this Reviewer, it’s an entertaining action flick.

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