Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New to DVD–Abduction, Starring Taylor Lautner (Movie Review)




For as long as he can remember, Nathan Price (Taylor Lautner) has had the uneasy feeling that he is living someone else's life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, all of Nathan's darkest fears come true: he 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.

Just as he begins to piece together his true identity, Nathan 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). Every second counts as Nathan and Karen race to evade an army of assassins and federal operatives. But as his opponents close in, Nathan realizes that the only way he will survive and solve the mystery of his elusive biological father is to stop running and take matters into his own hands. Karen and Nathan's only choice lies ahead of them.

My Thoughts:

If you or your child is a fan of the Twilight movies,then you are familiar with Taylor Lautner.  If not, and you have seen the movie trailers to these movies, he is the one with his shirt off most of the time.  Your daughters may even have him plastered all over their bedroom walls. Thankfully, my daughters are still too young for this, as I can only imagine who they will end up plastering all over their walls and writing “I Love …” all over their school notebooks. Smile  Come on, we were all there once!

Taylor Lautner has the leading role in this action thriller, that will have you on the edge of your seats for most of the film.  For a young actor, he does an amazing job in this face-paced film, where he searches to find the truth about his identity.  This film reminded me so much of the Bourne Identity films starring Matt Damon. The only differences I felt was that the lead character was played by a young, popular actor, Taylor Lautner.  Young Twilight fans will love watching Taylor do most of his on stunts in this movie, as he fights off the bad guys, all while trying to unravel the mystery behind his past and identity. 

After watching this film, I am surprised it wasn’t given an “R” rating for the violence, use of controlled substances and language.  So, head caution when letting your tweens/teens watch this movie.  You may want to screen it first and see if it is age appropriate for your child.  Adults may find this movie dull and less than appealing, if they are fans of Jason Bourne, as it feels like a “kid version” of this popular film franchise. But, if you think that the Bourne Identity is not for your child’s viewing, then you may want to share this film, which will, for the most part, satisfy the younger audience with action packed scenes and the fighting sequences with Taylor Lautner and the bag guys.



You can buy this DVD or Blu-Ray at your local retailer, or at Amazon.com.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from Lionsgate in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. I have been a fan of the Twilight movie and i am very much familiar with Taylor. I have not seen this movie but i am excited that Taylor is doing something different. He is amazing and i will surely watch this movie.