George Clooney for president? Hey, he's got the foreign policy experience.
In the John Singleton-directed thriller Abduction, Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner plays a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers that the life he's been leading for some 18 years is one giant lie. Instead of a popular high-schooler living in suburban bliss with parents Maria Bello and Jason Isaacs, he's actually a kick-ass action hero that's been targeted by a high-level government agency eager to get more intel on him and his real mom and dad. Talk about a buzz-kill. Although on the upside, going on the run to uncover his actual identity does get him out of having to take his final exams. And maybe while he's searching for his elusive origins, he'll cross paths with some of these other men and women who discovered that their memories of their pasts aren't exactly on the up-and-up. [Warning: Spoilers ahead.]
Abduction might be the funniest movie I've seen in a long time, but I'm quite positive that wasn't remotely the intention of anyone involved in creating it. And while some might put all of the blame on easy target Taylor Lautner (who is indeed not ready to anchor an action/drama), it isn't entirely his fault. He's surrounded by capable people with genuine talent (Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello) and a director (John Singleton) who is usually adept at action and violence (see Four Brothers and 2 Fast 2 Furious), all of whom fall down on the job here.