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Review: Abduction

WHILE 16-year-old Taylor Lautner was cast as lovesick Jacob Black in the first Twilight film, media attention focused on Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

A scene from the film Abduction
A scene from the film Abduction

WHILE 16-year-old Taylor Lautner was cast as lovesick Jacob Black in the first Twilight film, media attention focused on Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

Then Lautner gained 30 pounds in muscle for his transformation into a werewolf and he became a sex symbol.

In this action-packed thriller he attempts to prove he’s more than a pretty face.

The film boasts turbo-charged chases and fight sequences but the script is littered with hilarious interludes.

High school student Nathan Harper (Lautner) thinks he has the perfect life but something is amiss. While researching a school project on missing children, Nathan discovers he bears an uncanny resemblance to the age-modified image of a boy who went missing years ago.

Before he learns the truth from his parents, assassins slay them and he goes on the run. The film is nonsense from beginning to end. A predictable plot culminates in a showdown tarred by yet more syrupy sentiment.

 

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