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There's not much to like about this film

Abduction is a thriller starring popular teenage actor Taylor Lautner of "Twilight" fame taking the reins as the leading man. Lautner plays Nathan, a teen who parties and is just a weird character. He finds his photo on a missing persons website and eventually finds out that his life isn't what it seems.

Nathan is caught in a cat-and-mouse chase between people who want to kill him and the CIA trying to find him. No one can be trusted. This movie has such an awesome premise, but the movie flops at trying to execute it.

The acting is first-class awful. I haven't seen such bland acting in quite awhile. The characters are bland and bleak and have no emotional bonds whatsoever. There is an attempt at a brewing steamy relationship, but it is awful. The movie should have just focused more on the action. There are too many scenes telling viewers that the characters like each other, but we got the point so long ago!

For a thriller, it is really boring and dry. I was expecting a Bourne-type film, but it isn't any more than just a lot of talking and little action. The action scenes are short, lasting only about a minute or two, and there aren't that many of them.

The script is awful with problematic line execution. The characters have some really dumb lines in this movie that are awkward and weird. This also tends to be unintentionally funny. I found myself laughing at all the movie's mistakes.

There also are points in the film that just make you wonder. For example, there is a scene where Nathan's love interest is drying her hair with a towel when her hair is completely dry already. It just doesn't make sense.

The film also works hard to show off Lautner's abs and looks. We get that enough in the "Twilight" films, but in this movie, too?

If I could recommend this movie to anyone, it is to young teens or tweens who love Lautner and "Twilight." To everyone else, I recommend skipping this one.

Ryan Koller is a senior at Depew High School.




1 star (out of 4)

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