Second 'Abduction' Trailer Is So Loud and So Angsty

Second 'Abduction' Trailer Is So Loud and So Angsty

Aug 11, 2011

Taylor Lautner

Taylor Lautner is the kind of actor you either give the benefit of the doubt to or you don't.  It's not like he's the one writing his own scripts.  If he was, one would think he'd come up with something a bit more complex than, "Jacob rips off his shirt and stares pensively into the distance as the rain glistens on of his marbled abs."  So, yeah, even though I'm not a huge fan of The Twilight Saga (nor am I its intended demographic), I'm willing to give Lautner a fair shot outside of its universe.  And that's where Abduction comes into play.

The first trailer for this John Singleton-directed action flick did a decent job of selling its premise of a teenager who is suddenly thrust into the world of spies after learning the man and woman he thought were his parents weren't.  It looked like it was playing straight to the teen crowd, but that's fine for a PG-13 movie with a teen star.

But now the second trailer has premiered at Apple, and it's considerably less exciting than the first trailer despite the fact that this thing is cut together like it's screaming for your attention.  The action in it, particularly Lautner's choreography, just looks staged and stiff, like a mannequin brought to life and learning to move for the first time.  But, again, it's early and I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt even though this trailer is giving off a total Cool as Ice vibe (if Cool as Ice were an action movie).

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