If, even by the smallest, dumbest chance that someone, somewhere in a position of power thought Taylor Lautner might make a great replacement in the Bourne movies, this trailer for Abduction should squash that theory completely. His acting is so non-existent and wooden that 1) he belongs in generic action and 2) he could actually learn a thing or two about emoting from Keanu Reeves.

John Singleton has never been an outstanding director. He creates middling faux-drama, featuring laughably intense heroes, and there was no reason to break the streak with this one.

Check out the trailer for yourself:

While it doesn’t cause a negative physical reaction, it’s still pretty damned awful. The story itself has a nice sort of Enemy of the State feel to it, but it looks cheap, and Lautner looks cheap in it. If this were the 80s, his career would take off like a rocket. Since it’s not, this doesn’t bode well for the young line-sayer.

Would you go see it?

Source: MTV


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