Abduction

Monday, September 26 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

Abduction

JOY REVIEW

This has got a great supporting cast, including Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, and Sigourney Weaver.  This movie is laughably bad, what can I tell you.  Taylor Lautner acts with his eyebrows, which are a uni-brow essentially.  There’s no question he has gorgeous skin, and I know this is his post-Twilight movie.  The film is directed by John Singleton, who’s certainly taken guys who are not essentially actors and made them look vaguely appropriate but this on isn’t going to help anybody’s resume.  It was so ridiculous that at some point people were actually laughing in the movie, not a great idea.  The movie opens with a young man having a great time riding in the front of a car, goes home, gets in a fight with his dad who seems to be vaguely sadistic teaching him how to box, a mother who’s saying, c’mon boys, this is not a way to behave, and it turns out — I don’t want to spoil much of the plot but these may not be his real parents and there may be something else involved and he has to run for his life and he’s kind of Jason Bourne, except a lot younger and he can’t act.  However, it’s not just his fault.  It’s not very well directed, but the worst is the writing is awful, so even really good actors look awful in this.  It just doesn’t really work at all, so I would give it half a star because I’m a nice person. This is going to be this generation’s Showgirls. Camp after the stench clears

JOY METER 1/2