Sunday 29 January 2012

Today's Review: Abduction

When I first heard about this movie I assumed it was about aliens. I guess I was wrong.

Abduction stars Taylor Lautner as Nathan, a teenager who is not a werewolf who lives in a nice neighbourhood with his loving parents. However, while researching for a school project he stumbles upon a secret about his past that suddenly brings a whole shitload of people out to try and grab him. So off Nathan runs, bringing along his hot class project partner in tow, because she is now in danger. I bet if he was teamed up with the fat loser kid he wouldn't bring him along.

Chases ensue, the plot is slowly uncovered, and Nathan manages to fight his way out of several altercations with his previous training in, uh, the high school wrestling team. But will the full truth ever be uncovered, and will Nathan ever stop running? Well, yes, obviously, otherwise the movie would have a very shitty ending.

Abduction is just a pretty average movie. I almost didn't write a review on it because there's really not too much to say. The acting is bland, the effects are okay and the action accompanying them is so so. For a movie that seems to be all about twists and turns, it seems like they ran out of ideas halfway through and just went with the theory of events they last came up with, so the movie just kind of cruises along at an average speed until it hits the end, which feels like a bit of a rip off.

Perhaps I'm being too harsh. Yes, there is a story there, and yes, it does all get wrapped up, somewhat. But it's just not very good. There are plenty more identity themed action movies out there that offer a lot more than this, but if you've seen all those, by all means give this a watch. Just don't expect to be blown away.

My rating: 2/5

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