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Bubblegum for the brain,
This review is from: Abduction [DVD] (DVD)
Abduction starts out in what seems like a traditional American teen High School flick, following Nathan (Lautner), his friends, Gilly (Whitaker) & Jake (Peltz) having a blast & getting drunk, what High School kids do. However in his social studies class he is paired up with his summer love, Karen (Collins) , and as they research at Nathans parents home, Kevin (Isaccs) & Mara (Bello), they start looking at websites about missing children, and Karen stumbles across a picture of a small boy who looks spookily similar to Nathan. As Nathan investigates further, his World is soon turned upside down as those he loves are put in danger, can he make sense of it all & manage to survive ?! one thing is for sure, he is going to have to grow up quick!
Overall after the initial slow build up, i thought Abduction was an enjoyable bubblegum for the brain thriller. The production value was good overall given the films modest budget, although some of the action sequences & special affects were a bit bargain basement, it detracted a little, but not enough to ruin the experience as a whole. It managed to keep me guessing about who was on who's side, so it really had me fooled in places, where i started to suspect everyone. The acting talent on show is of a high pedigree overall, the experience of Sigourney Weaver (Alien) , Alfred Molina (The Sorcerer's Apprentice) , Michael Nyqvist (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Maria Bello (A History Of Violence) & Jason Issacs (The Patriot). Combining & backing up the youthful talents of Lilly Collins (Mirror, Mirror) , Denzel Whitaker (Great Debaters) & Taylor Lautner (Twilight) ensured a stable backbone to the film. On a side note, Taylor Lautner, was alright, upstaged by his abs guest staring, but certainly not a patch on his peers acting abilities TBH. Trivia: Lilly Collins is the daughter of singer Phil Collins.
In conclusion, while it's not genre beating, if you stick with it past the initial slow build up, you will be rewarded with a decent thriller that ticks along nicely. Recommended.
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Initial post: 28 Feb 2012, 19:19:49 GMT
Paul S says:
You don't need a plot summary in a review - its called spoiling for good reason.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2012, 20:19:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Feb 2012, 20:28:37 GMT
Thanks for the tip, I see your point to the extent of the 2nd paragraph, so i've tweaked that paragraph quite a bit. Enjoy.
Posted on 14 Apr 2012, 01:11:55 BST
No mention of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. What'sisface was excellent in that!!
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2012, 12:58:52 BST
Oh yes, there was in the aforementioned 2nd Paragraph that i edited. I've added the actor in the list of standouts now. Thanks for the reminder.
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