Taylor Lautner may not win an Oscar for his role as Nathan in the thriller Abduction opening today, but he is completely appealing… and yes hunky, as a teen on the run from mysterious and determined killers.
The film which opens today, Sept 23, begins benignly enough introducing us to Nathan? Taylor’s completely normal life as he has always known it, as the single child of loving parents- Maria Bello and Jason Isaacs, who nevertheless are a teensy bit odd. At least, Nathan’s dad is.
Nathan has always been heavily pushed by his father to excel in fighting and self-defense sports like karate and wrestling.
This self questioning leads him to discover a missing children’s site where there is a photo of a little boy who freakishly looks almost like him.
Once he discovers the photo, the action begins and Nathan is soon on the run from a terrifying Eastern European assassin and his gang of thugs.
Along for the dangerous ride is the girl he’s had a crush on forever- Karen, played by Lily Collins, who feels too one dimensional and lightweight to actually be worthy of the far more interesting Nathan’s, affections. Besides her character hasn’t been written to be a clever helpmate to Nathan on his desperate quest to escape from the killers AND find his true identity.
It’s up to Taylor to carry the film and he does with an impressive array of stunts which he performs himself.
The fact that Taylor’s character doesn’t get to emote too much is more the result of the script which doesn’t give him too much to say , than his own acting ability , which shows lots of promise.
As for the plot- I was gripped in my seat. I didn’t want to miss any of the action. I, like Taylor, was trying to figure out who was a good guy and who wasn’t. I wanted to solve the mystery of Nathan’s identity just like Nathan himself.
So HollywoodLifers, if you like Taylor Lautner, you will have a great time watching your man in action. He won’t disappoint!
– Bonnie Fuller
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