New to Blu ~ Abduction

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And now…on to a New to Blu review…

The Facts:

Synopsis: A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

Stars: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Alfred Molina, Maria Bello

Director: John Singleton

Rated: PG-13

Running Length: 105 minutes

TMMM Score: (1/10)

Review:  You may be Team Jacob but you won’t be Team Lautner if you are unlucky enough to take in this turgid turd of an action film. Lautner is no movie star…he was very nearly replaced as Jacob after the first Twilightmovie and it’s not hard to see why. It’s a pity that so many decent actors appear here in service to a film intended as a star vehicle for someone as poor an actor as Lautner. I’m especially disappointed in Weaver who really dumbs it down here. While not quite as bad as Lautner, caterpillar browed Collins is a dreary leading lady. She spends most of the movie with her mouth slightly agape and her tongue lolling out…making her look like she’s taken a handful of valium.

The movie is cinematic valium with no redeemable qualities. Director Singleton needs to shoulder some of the blame. This mess comes from the Oscar nominated director who gave us Boyz in the Hood? How the mighty have fallen.

Of the many things you may be shaking your head at by the conclusion, consider the title itself. Spoiler alert — the movie has nothing to do with abduction. The only thing being kidnapped here is your time and money…pay the ransom early and find something else to see.  The film gets a 1 simply because it had the decency to end.

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