Abduction: John Singleton’s Thriller, Starring Taylor (Twilight) Lautner

One of the worst films of the year, and a step down for director John Singleton, Abduction features Taylor Lautner (of Twilight fame) in a starring role, proving that he is not a particularly talented actor.

Lautner  plays Nathan Harper, a youngster who feels as if he is living someone else’s life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, Nathan’s darkest fears and anxieties materialize.

Through a series of contrived occurrences, courtesy of the poor scenario from Shawn Christensen, Harper realizes his parents are not his own and his life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something more mysterious and dangerous than he could have ever imagined.

Things get worse, when Harper is targeted by a team of trained killers, forcing him on the run with the only person he can trust, his neighbor, Karen (Lily Collins).

The clock ticks on: Every second counts as Nathan and Karen race to evade an army of assassins and federal operatives.  Gradually Nathan realizes that the only way he’ll survive and solve the mystery of his biological roots is to stop running and take matters into his own hands.

The disappointing commercial appeal (the gross was only $28 million) proves that Lautner’s fans do not want to see him in such unpleasant and formulaic thriller.

 

Released by Lionsgate

MPAA: PG-13.

Running time: 105 minutes

Directed by John Singleton.

Written By: Shawn Christensen.