October 19, 2011
Movie Review -Abdution
If you like suspense and action this movie is for you. It begins about a boy who seems to be living a normal life, until he finds his picture on a missing persons website. He is curious, as most people would be, and starts to investigate. And when he begins this he is exposed to a world he never imagined. He is being chased by the CIA and an organized crime family because his real father is in possession of sensitive information. The CIA want to protect him, and the crime family wants to trade him for the secrets his father keeps. I will end my synopsis here so that I do not give away too much.
This movie is suspenseful. It is not an overwhelming feeling when you watch the movie because, like every other action movie, you know eventually the main character will win. There is some good fighting in this movie. There are also some chase scenes which add some excitement to the movie.
A critique: the main character is not a very good actor, so the movie suffers a little in that way.
One thing that is kind of bothering me about the movie now is the role of the girl, that plays alongside the main character. This girl is someone he likes, and she witnesses his parents murder so the boy feels the need to protect her, to take her with him to be protected. Well turns out to be the classical damsel in distress kind of scenario. Although the damsel does not have the problem the main character must protect her, because she has become involved in the craziness. So she tags along and adds some sex to the plot, but is little more than eye candy for the audience.