Director: John Singleton
Stars: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Sigourney Weaver, Elisabeth Rohm, Michael Nyqvist, Dermot Mulroney
If Taylor Lautner knows what’s good for him, he’ll beg Stephanie Meyer to write more Twilight books, or at least some spin-off novels focused on his Jacob character. Because if John Singleton’s (yes, the Boyz N The Hood filmmaker) unconvincing action flick Abduction is a fair indication, Lautner’s career will disappear with the quickness after next year’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 fades away from the public’s conscience.
Not that Singleton gave dude any help, though. Even if it had starred Jason Statham, Abduction would still register as one of the most idiotic and cliché-ridden misfires in recent memory; it’s as if Singleton has never seen a Hollywood action movie before.
Which, sadly, doesn’t absolve Lautner of any blame. Surrounded by tension-free set pieces and a Bourne-Identity-for-underage-simpletons plot, female teenyboppers’ favorite alpaca lookalike spits out dialogue with the verve of a manic depressive. The next Matt Damon, he’s not.