Posted on 9/29/11 11:22 AM
To start reviewing this one, I have to modify [just a little] a quote from "Moneyball": There are good films, and there are bad films. Then there's 50 feet of crap. And then there's "Abduction". Horrible, horrible, horrible! But some people just would say: "Give me a break, Taylor Lautner is the factor that sinks the entire project!"... Unfortunately [and surprisingly too], the guy isn't the main problem.
I could mention and talk about all the inaccuracies on the screenplay: emocional [specially this one], physical, chemical, biological, mathematical, historical, geographical and more... Or about the constant plagiarism, but it's easier if I just say: it doesn't make sense! ANY SENSE! And as if all this creative errors were not enough, here comes the technical fails: bad editing, one of the worst cinematographies I've ever seen, with strange and uncomfortably close filming, and a very poor sound mixing [if you take into account the good budget of the "film"].
About the cast, Taylor Lautner was pretty bad in here; Sure it could have been worst, since his role wasn't complex [he just had to jump, fight and, occasionally, stay sad for a while] and Lily Collins, despite being kind of cute, isn't better actress than Lautner. And what about Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina? Here's my theory: the producers may have something compromising about then and blackmailed all the 4 actors to be in this movie; my only explanation for this...
However I got to say, this movie is not an entirely disaster, since a few fight sequences [the ones that rarely do not defy the laws of gravity or good sense] were very well choreographed... Ok, that's it, the only thing I liked: the train fight scene. There, I said it!
Now, to finish this [painful] review, I must say: If you're really looking for some good action, don't expect nothing from this film: more than a movie, it tries to be an advertisement about Taylor Lautner; and eventually becomes a very bad one. "Abduction" ended up abducting my patience [awful pun, I know].
Thanks for reading this review, have a great day!