By Alexandra Gutierrez
“Abduction,” released to theaters on Sept. 23, is a story based on a boy who was sent away by his father to be protected by the CIA. But after years of being raised by people he thought were his parents, he finds his picture on a missing children’s website.
“Abduction” was directed by John Singleton, who has previously worked on movies including “2 Fast 2 Furious” and “Four Brothers.” The movie didn’t meet many expectations of big movie watchers, but it was a refreshing new movie for the star, Taylor Lautner. While many may expect a film staring the hunky werewolf from “Twilight,” with huge action scenes like Singleton’s past work, some were sadly mistaken when they came to find that the few action scenes in the movie didn’t compare, and Lautner was just slightly less awkward to watch than he is in the “Twilight” series.
Throughout most of the movie, Nathan Harper (Lautner) and his across-the-street neighbor Karen Lowell (Lily Collins) spend their time running through the mess they got themselves into and are walked through what to do by Nathan’s biological father and his shrink. They’re being chased by the CIA and some well-armed Europeans who are looking for a digital list of spies that Nathan holds in a cell phone. Eventually, everyone meets face to face, argue over the list but all leave satisfied.
Filled with two high school students falling in love and some men in black suits trying to save their identities, “Abduction” isn’t a movie filled with big action scenes meant to amaze you, but it’s still worth seeing.
Abduction is rated PG-13 for scenes of violence and action, brief language, some sexual content, and teen partying.