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Reading these other reviews, all I can say is poor-poor Taylor Lautner.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not a big fan of his but he is constantly being
attacked by reviewers 'cause of his poor acting skills and his
disability to wear a T-shirt. I really am sorry for the 'Team Jacob'
fans out there but I really have to agree with every single one of
these reviewers because unfortunately...THEY ARE RIGHT! Other than
being an expert in taking his shirt off in front of camera, the guy
isn't that good. Now don't get me wrong, I don't hate Lautner and I
really am sorry for him...
Even though I read a couple of reviews before watching this movie, I wanted to create an opinion for myself and I watched it very open minded hoping that I will be pleased with Taylor's performance but I wasn't.
In my opinion the script was the major problem in this movie, it seemed to me that there wasn't much time given into this script, I mean maybe if the writer gave it a little bit more time this movie would have been...well not epic, but enjoyable.
Putting the script aside, Taylor Lautner gave his normal performance which isn't that good...yet. I say 'yet' because I really hope that in the near future he will give a great performance in a future film, so all hope isn't gone yet, but let's hope this 'great performance' will come before the end of the Twilight series.
I had some issues with Taylor Lautner's acting here in Abduction. The
movie itself was okay, but I just kept waiting for the werewolf to pop
out at some point. His acting was quite good, but it's the danger with
casting actors who are famous for iconic roles (just like we can't ever
see Daniel Radcliffe NOT being Harry Potter, or see Robert Pattinson as
something other than a vampire, or see Sarah Michelle Gellar not being
Buffy, and so on and so forth). Especially with Taylor looking so much
like the Jacob he plays in the Twilight Saga.
About Abduction: I liked the storyline. Made me wonder what I'd think if I would ever find myself on a missing children's website. But come on, he didn't look anything like his 'parents'. Some bells must've been going off in his head! That being said, I rate Abduction a 5 out of 10. It was entertaining, but it would be more believable with someone else in the lead role. Go ahead, see for yourself!
Notice how i didn't score this review?
Thats cause its not worth the score.
Not to mention its receive the same bashing as the latest Johnny Depp movie, remember that? The Tourist, yeah its that movie but watching an amateur version of the Bourne Identity
Yes i am bashing the film on my return to IMDb.com
I appreciate all the emails i've received asking where've i've gone, I've been busy pretty lately thanks for your concern but lets get started.
I could've at least picked a better film to make a huge comeback but, as always i'm dragged into these situations.
Its starts off as usually, mind numbingly slow, then the dialog...gets pretty in laughable?
Since when did chase movies become laughable, well apparently even the writer had something but failed, you know the story was so bad he should marry Stephanie Meyers, at least we all know there's another person out there to match up to her dumb ideas,plus with a cheap 10 cents worth of an hunk head, Taylor Launter, Uh you know the film's gonna suck if you see his name or face on the poster of any movie even if it turns out to be good he's gonna be up for a razzie big time!.
Taylor..you're better off doing twilight, not even getting big can put you out there as a star, lets face it, you know how most models show up in movies, thats because of their good looks, how do you think Launter's famous? he can't act, he can't even make serious.
I doubt this'll up as a dating movie, even the women in our little get together said this was utterly ridiculous.
Its like watching an old Michael Bay film when he didn't care about acting, story and direction, he just wanted to make the experience good and to make a fool out of you for your cold hard cash.
Another fact, even Michael Bay would've made this better, and that i do mean that in a good way, he did a rather good job with Transformers;Dark of the moon.
OK to make it quick.
Just skip to right here!
Direction- as bright as uwe boll, and as stupid as an old copy cat of michael bay.
Acting- The funniest part of the movie, sorry Weaver someday you"ll get redemption.
Overall- Its one of the worst action movies since the Green Hornet, cause it was suppose to be an action movie...not a comedy
Those dumbfounded by the 3.6 dumbfound me. How they got an A-list supporting cast and director for this turd of a movie also dumbfounds me. One the reviews(maybe more) mentioned how it was just attempt to cash in on the whole Twilight/Lautner phenomena. That seems to be the best/only explanation that has any merit. It should be clear to anyone that Taylor Lautner cannot act. To put it nicely, you could say he has a very limited range, but within that range no dialogue is spoken. It's a couple of facial expressions and a pose. Putting Taylor aside, the movie is listless and meandering. I didn't ever get drawn into the story or develop any attachment to the characters, good or bad. So I will assign some blame to the screen writing. Really it would take much too long to write a professional critique, but I think to say this is not a good movie (even on a rainy day) will suffice. I suppose I will just be labeled as a hater, but I at least wanted to do my part in offsetting any inflation in the ranking due to some ass clown giving this movie a 10. That's not to say my rating is artificial. In my opinion this movie is awful, but normally I would not take the time to review a 1.
I thought this was an excellent film overall: well acted, well chosen
cast, good story-line and a good balance of action and drama.
I found the story-line was intriguing from early into the film and the actors felt convincing in their roles.
There are some moments where the film lacks a little credibility, but not so much as to ruin the film in anyway.
I believe there will be many more opportunities for Lautner to follow up with similar, action-type roles. In my view his acting was generally really plausible - at times brilliant!
I would definitely recommend watching it.
The plot of this movie is the undeniable result of a group of not very bright an absolutely lazy writers, producers and director. The shots are completely corny and clichéd, just awful. Although the story is horribly dull and unoriginal, the acting was by far the worst thing of it all. This kid just can't act, thats it. Please go back to acting school or quit, for all our sakes.The other kids in the movie were just as awful. I do not understand how Alfred Molina agreed to do this movie. I mean he is not the best out there but at least he has something to offer, he is alright. But this Taylor Lautner kid is just the worst. It just goes to show that all you have to do is go to the gym a little, have Justin Beiber-like fans and you will get your lead in a movie, no matter how undeniably awful you are at your "craft".
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I can't say that I went into this thinking it was Oscar material. I knew that it was most likely a pretty brainless piece of action fluff, but I went because I'm a fan of the main star and I wanted to watch something that didn't require too much intellectual involvement on my part. In that regard, Abduction succeeded admirably. While the acting could've been better, the action sequences were top-notch; I especially liked the parts where Taylor was able to use his martial-arts skills to near-lethal advantage. And Sigourney Weaver did more than I thought possible with her rather limited screen time. That's how good an actress she is. As for Mr. Lautner, I do believe that he has a bright future in action movies; he just needs a little more seasoning before the next time. To any moviegoers reading this: I urge you to ignore whatever negative comments you may have heard and give this one a shot. It may surprise you.
What an amazing film. It was so good that i watched it twice at the
cinema. This film has action and romance rolled into one, it's packed
with action, kept me on the edge of my seat. Taylor show's off his
acting abilities, move over Jason Statham here comes Taylor, this guy
is going to be the next big action star. This is the way to go action
all the way. As for Lilly another great actress can't wait to see more
The rest of the cast were great. The casting list was spot on. I love watching Jason Isaacs and Maria Bello great acting abilities.
I strongly recommend that you watch this film at the cinema, great effects. One for all the family. I give it an 8/10 star rating.
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Really good film that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Some excellent stunt work AND SOME COMICAL BITS TOO :) Not just a girlie film for girls to drool over Taylor, my 42 year old fiancé loved this film too and we are going again. Definitely RECOMMEND :)))))) Great film for all the family. Great for Taylor fans Great for action film fans Great for young guys too (Lily Collins and other beautiful girls :) This film has some good twists and turns! Trying not to say too much and give away the plot because I hate it when people do that!!! ENJOY!!! PLOT: About a teenager that finds a photo of himself as a baby on a missing persons website and he needs to find out the truth about his life, has it all been a lie???????????
Shouldn't a movie entitled Abduction have at minimum one actual abduction? Perhaps the name is a metaphor and I simply missed when the metaphor was defined. Nathan (Taylor Lautner) as seen in the trailer makes a startling discovery that he is on a missing children's website. I found it interesting enough how that discovery came about, and figured that it was plausible enough to just go with it. However, I did not find it plausible how his discovery was validated, just a little bit too convenient. I appreciated the hand to hand combat scenes they step up the excitement in action films, it just goes to show that if you use an actor who has had years of training in some martial arts, that training will come across very convincingly on screen. And the story was kept realistic by Karen (Lily Collins) having absolutely no fighting prowess what so ever. And speaking of Karen, I was just not convinced that she would continue to go along for the ride as long as she did, even though her reasoning was discussed as far as why she was not just going back home and out of Nathan's dilemma. I liked this film, I felt that John Singleton did a great job directing it and keeping a steady pace. I have always liked his directing style as far back as Boyz n the Hood. It was also nice to see some veteran actors who always deliver the goods like Agent Burton (Alfred Molina) as the task force lead for the CIA and Dr. Bennett (Sigourney Weaver) pulling off not just a heady shrink, but also some pretty fancy driving. The adult story lines served to round out the cast with some very solid acting, and that includes Nathan's parents Mara (Maria Bello) and Kevin (Jason Isaacs). I think that the film did a good job of unfolding the background of how this whole thing came to pass, it had sufficient action and the teenagers had the intelligence level I expected, they weren't dumb as a bag of rocks but they made mistakes, in some cases the same kind of mistakes over and over, and they did not hold conversations like Harvard graduates. I liked Dawson's Creek when it was on TV, but come on teenagers don't really use words like 'existential'. This film is not what I would call a must see, but it is definitely worth checking out, it gets a green light. - Emma Dinkins
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