Sunday, September 25, 2011

Abduction movie review

So I went with a friend to see Taylor Lautner's newest, a movie called Abduction, and thought "Hey, why not make a review of it?"

I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on this, or even slightly qualified, but I'll do my best!

***May contain spoilers***

So first off, Taylor Lautner has the starring role of Nathan Price, a high school student who finds out that his parents aren't his actual parents, and gets tangled in a web of confusion and lies involving the CIA and his true identity.

Don't hold Twilight against Taylor, he's a great actor and does well with the role (a few shirtless scenes don't hurt, either.)

The movie also has a strong supporting cast with Lily Collins as Karen, Nathan's neighbor and love interest. What I liked is that she wasn't always the classic "damsel in distress." She was level-headed and could get herself out of danger.

I'm a pretty die-hard Sigourney Weaver fan, and I think she did a great job as Dr. Bennett, Nathan's therapist and undercover agent. Not a lot else to say about that, as she wasn't in the movie all that much, relative to others. I would have liked to see more of her character, but that could be the fangirl in me talking.

The characters come off as real and likeable, despite their situations. Strong actors gave meaning to a sometimes rather bland script and convoluted storyline.

The plot kept me interested with a good soundtrack and exciting action scenes. I feel like there could have been more buildup to the climax, and the climax itself could have been a little more exciting.

The ending just didn't really do it for me- there was a huge chase scene, great choreography, and I was on the edge of my seat...and then it just kind of fizzled out, like the film couldn't keep up the momentum.

But overall I came away satisfied with the conclusion, and I'd recommend Abduction for fans of conspiracy/ action popcorn flicks- it's not exactly thought-provoking, but keeps you entertained.

The movie clocks in at 106 minutes, but to me it felt like less- that might just be me, though?

I think I'd give this one a B+ or so.

Thanks for reading, and I'd love to hear your thoughts on my first review!

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