Sunday, November 27, 2011

383) Abduction (2011)

383) Abduction (2011) Dir: John Singleton Date Released: September 23, 2011 Date Seen: September 25, 2011 Rating: 1.5/5

Not awful enough to be enjoyable, unfortunately. Though there are a number of scenes that are so tonally out of whack that I wondered if Singleton ever talked to screenwriter Shawn Christensen. Take for instance, that early scene where Taylor Lautner's dad is wrestling with him and teaching him the ancient martial art of "Don't Get Your Ass Kicked:" what the hell am I watching? This is supposed to be funny, I think, but it's not. I mean, it is funny but it's not intentionally funny. Or what about that line Michael Nyqvist has about wanting to murder all of Lautner's Facebook friends? Did Singleton feel this project was beneath him? What was going on here exactly? 

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