Director: John Singleton
Solid: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Maria Bello, Sigourney Weaver, Alfred Molina
This is a vital movie for Taylor ‘Twilight’ Lautner, necessitating him to present that those biceps pack plenty of punch for him to carry a film on own. Lautner does his ideal, but inevitably this movie turns into one particular of these CIA plots-within just-plots that you know will locate a way to take care of them selves without having you expending any vitality to understand.
With Nathan (Lautner) finding his childhood picture on a missing person’s web page becoming the first clues in this maze, Abduction just about gets it appropriate. In the quick role of a female who has elevated Nathan as her son, Bello is as-usually entirely credible. Having said that, ahead of she can spill the beans, she is unsurprisingly killed. A whole household, to be exact, is blown up to smithreens — and the neighbourhood has no suspicions.
Nathan scarcely escapes with Karen (Collins), a female he likes who had been coming over to research. When he calls 911, CIA operative Frank Burton (Molina) will come on the line and tells him to stay where by he is. Nathan decides instead to run, prompted together by his psychiatrist (Weaver), who also turns out to be a CIA agent.
The rest of the film is about the operate, during which Nathan and Karen fall in appreciate, and we out of it.
Molina in a bad wig is, by the way, no match for the poor dude in casuals. He is the male you want to know the most about, but the moment you are passed off as ‘Kozlow’ in a film about the CIA, no person truly cares about the particulars.
Lautner need to nurse these biceps. They serve him effectively in this film, significantly when you would be better off not looking at what’s heading on, or rather not, above the chin. Even a sequel seems in the air.