Abduction starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina and directed by John Singleton is an Action, Drama, Mystery and Thriller genre film taking place in modern day Pennsylvania.
“What if your entire life was a lie?”
Nathan ( Taylor Lautner ) is a normal teen: he likes partying, loves his parents even if he doesn’t get along with them all of the time, is a member of the school wrestling team, and has a crush on a girl at school. Only, he’s not so normal. When Nathan finds a picture of himself when he was eight on a missing children’s site, his whole world is turned upside down. Suddenly there are people after him, some trying to capture him, some trying to kill him. Who he can and can’t trust is all blurred, and he is living life on the run. Together with his long time friend Karen ( Lily Collins ), they find that they must end this themselves. But how do you end something you don’t understand? And how do you fight something you can’t see? With determination, stubbornness and a life-time of training he never knew he received, they might just have a chance….
This movie is an interesting twist for a love story. This film almost tries to define a new genre of film: something along the lines of a modern teen genre. It has violence, romance and story. However, I didn’t feel that this movie really showed any of those parts very well. I was somewhat attached to the characters, but if anything happened to them I wouldn’t feel too badly about it.
Despite Taylor Lautner being in this film, it is not a Twilight type of film. This is a completely different style of movie, with much more violence than Twilight had. Please, do not watch this film just for Taylor, you may be disappointed.
I know I didn’t say too much about Abduction, but there really isn’t much to say about it. It was a group of characters up on screen doing whatever the script says, but without much to make me like them. The film could have used a little more passion, and currently just ranks as another film that someone spent a lot of money to make, without adding much to the world by doing so.