‘Suddenly everyone around me is dying!’
While working on a school assignment with
his comely chum Karen (Lily Collins, Priest), Nathan Harper
(Taylor Lautner) is shocked to discover what appears to be his childhood
photograph on a missing person’s website. After utilising the
convenient and startlingly accurate age-progression technology on the
website, Karen and Nathan discover that he is in fact the missing child,
and that his ‘parents’ might have a bit of explaining to do.
Before any heartfelt discussions of
ancestry can take place, however, two agents show up on the scene,
determined to eradicate Nathan and bury his secret along with him.
Turns out the website was run by a Serbian terrorist and that Nathan
should probably have conferred with his folks before making contact with
the nefarious webmaster. The goons kill Ma and Pa Harper but thankfully
for his legion of adoring fans the rippling Lautner makes his escape.
With the CIA and the sinister Serbs hot on his tail, he must try and
evade capture long enough to discover the explosive secrets of his past,
work out why so many people want him dead, and possibly hook up with the
stunning Karen in the process.
Abduction could perhaps most aptly
be described as a big budget popcorn movie with more brawn than brains,
but it still manages to deliver the goods, which in this case means
plenty of high octane car chases, gargantuan explosions, guns, cleavage
and pithy one-liners. No complaints here. It still veers more to the
Transporter than Bourne Identity end of the action
spectrum, but nonetheless proves a worthy star vehicle for its wildly
popular teen lead. Collins provides ample support, as does Michael
Nyqvist, heretofore best known for his starring role in the
Millennium trilogy, and with impeccable picture and audio quality on
offer as well as a slew of worthwhile bonus material, the Blu-ray
release of Abduction is one definitely worth checking out.
Taylor Lautner Production Journal
Initiation of an Action Hero: Inside Look at the Film’s Stunts
The Fight For The Truth: Making Of Featurette
Abduction Application: Customisable In-film Experience