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Taylor Lautner is a fugitive with a mysterious past in the trailer for Abduction

04.13.2011

Dreamy kid beefstick Taylor Lautner has cited Matt Damon as an influence and a career he'd like to emulate. This is particularly evident after seeing the trailer for his new (yet familiar) movie, where he plays a guy with an enigmatic history and surprisingly effective asskicking skills, on the run from a shady government operation.

Putting the ab in ABDUCTION, the former Sharkboy discovers he was kidnapped as a baby, and sets out to find his real parents. Along with Lily Collins and her extraordinary eyebrows, and some assistance from Sigourney Weaver, the TWILIGHT lycanthrope dodges various character actors and beats on random henchmen to reveal his past.

MTV has the trailer for the flick, directed by John Singleton (2 FAST 2 FURIOUS, BOYZ N THE HOOD)..

Extra Tidbit: Are you ready to swallow Lautner as an leading man and action star?
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5:33PM on 04/15/2011
Its not just the fact that he was in Twilight (you gotta start somewhere), its that he looks exactly like he did in Twilight. When coming off of a huge franchise like that I would think that anything you do after you would try to distance yourself from your pervious work so your not type-casted. Looking exactly like he did in Twilight takes away the seriousness of what this film is aiming for. Kids young so he has alot of time to evolve as an actor, this may be in the right direction for him
Its not just the fact that he was in Twilight (you gotta start somewhere), its that he looks exactly like he did in Twilight. When coming off of a huge franchise like that I would think that anything you do after you would try to distance yourself from your pervious work so your not type-casted. Looking exactly like he did in Twilight takes away the seriousness of what this film is aiming for. Kids young so he has alot of time to evolve as an actor, this may be in the right direction for him but from what we see here I dont think it is.
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11:38PM on 04/14/2011

Wow...

Everybody is way too obsessed with the fact that he's in Twilight to even stop and THINK about CONSIDERING the fact that that he may actually be an okay actor.
Everybody is way too obsessed with the fact that he's in Twilight to even stop and THINK about CONSIDERING the fact that that he may actually be an okay actor.
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11:05PM on 04/14/2011
Does this look awful....John Singleton needs to be placed in movie prison...
Does this look awful....John Singleton needs to be placed in movie prison...
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4:41PM on 04/14/2011

Remember

Remember when John Singleton made "Boyz 'N the Hood"? I don't.
Remember when John Singleton made "Boyz 'N the Hood"? I don't.
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4:39PM on 04/14/2011
the kid on the back of the milk carton starts to kick ass...boring...Weaver probably ends up a villain, too.
the kid on the back of the milk carton starts to kick ass...boring...Weaver probably ends up a villain, too.
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3:56PM on 04/14/2011
how cute, it's the Baby Born Identity
how cute, it's the Baby Born Identity
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3:23PM on 04/14/2011
I just wanna say, too, Lautner may one day prove himself worthy of being a star, or an actor, or a gymnast, or whatever the fuck he turns out to be after this initial rage dies down. But the movie/trailer is just bad. Michael Nyqvist looks good in it (and so does Lautner when he's just being physical, not actually trying to act). But it's sloppy editing, and a better-than-average cast of supporting players won't help that. The product-placement car add felt very forced (new cars are just boring
I just wanna say, too, Lautner may one day prove himself worthy of being a star, or an actor, or a gymnast, or whatever the fuck he turns out to be after this initial rage dies down. But the movie/trailer is just bad. Michael Nyqvist looks good in it (and so does Lautner when he's just being physical, not actually trying to act). But it's sloppy editing, and a better-than-average cast of supporting players won't help that. The product-placement car add felt very forced (new cars are just boring to look at).
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3:04PM on 04/14/2011

On the matter of his martial arts credentials

he was a world champion, yes, but at NASKA (I.E: not necessarily involving the whole world) and in Open Forms, Musical Weapons, Traditional Weapons, and Traditional Forms; AKA, no actual fighting. A champion "XMA"er is a suspicious distinction.

Personally I still give him credit as a talented gymnist, but there are way more who are way better, and I'm tired of the whole "champion martial artist" spiel. And no, he can't act to save his life.
he was a world champion, yes, but at NASKA (I.E: not necessarily involving the whole world) and in Open Forms, Musical Weapons, Traditional Weapons, and Traditional Forms; AKA, no actual fighting. A champion "XMA"er is a suspicious distinction.

Personally I still give him credit as a talented gymnist, but there are way more who are way better, and I'm tired of the whole "champion martial artist" spiel. And no, he can't act to save his life.
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2:20PM on 04/14/2011

Shoot me in the face

If you like this kid...then you are a retard! - The End
If you like this kid...then you are a retard! - The End
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1:44PM on 04/14/2011

Honestly...

Whats with all the hate on this guy? His acting is as good as Matt Damon's, but this kids is an actual black belt. I say, let the movie come out then, trash it. Until then I'm giving it a shot because the trailer didn't look that bad. And lets face it, Lautner wasn't the worst thing about Twilight.
Whats with all the hate on this guy? His acting is as good as Matt Damon's, but this kids is an actual black belt. I say, let the movie come out then, trash it. Until then I'm giving it a shot because the trailer didn't look that bad. And lets face it, Lautner wasn't the worst thing about Twilight.
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3:17PM on 04/14/2011
Not to dis Lautner too much, but his acting doesn't even approach Damon yet. Part of that has to do with age, that Matt Damon was essentially a nobody until he was 27. And that was a good five years before he took on Bourne.
Not to dis Lautner too much, but his acting doesn't even approach Damon yet. Part of that has to do with age, that Matt Damon was essentially a nobody until he was 27. And that was a good five years before he took on Bourne.
1:39PM on 04/14/2011

Wow Some People Are Dicks

Almost every single post disses this movie. Sure Taylor is venturing into more serious roles but this is IMO his 1st spotlight film. I rate the trailer a 6/10 and I look forward to seeing this.
Almost every single post disses this movie. Sure Taylor is venturing into more serious roles but this is IMO his 1st spotlight film. I rate the trailer a 6/10 and I look forward to seeing this.
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12:39PM on 04/14/2011

he looks mildly retarded

This is where hollywood gets these things wrong. Just bc stupid girls/teens/moms like him in some crappy camp movie series doesnt mean they will follow him to some action movies. Most women only go to those bc there boyfriend is going and guys mostly dont go see a movie just bc someone we like is in it. This has FAIL wriiten all over it.
This is where hollywood gets these things wrong. Just bc stupid girls/teens/moms like him in some crappy camp movie series doesnt mean they will follow him to some action movies. Most women only go to those bc there boyfriend is going and guys mostly dont go see a movie just bc someone we like is in it. This has FAIL wriiten all over it.
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12:29PM on 04/14/2011

rough

I was actually pulling for the guy - but every time he opened his mouth in this trailer I cringed. This movie looks like a worse version of a 100 movies I've seen before, and Lautner looks totally lost here. Terrific supporting cast - too bad Lautner is the lead.
I was actually pulling for the guy - but every time he opened his mouth in this trailer I cringed. This movie looks like a worse version of a 100 movies I've seen before, and Lautner looks totally lost here. Terrific supporting cast - too bad Lautner is the lead.
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12:27PM on 04/14/2011

man

that kid can't act worth shit.
that kid can't act worth shit.
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11:36AM on 04/14/2011

At least they got one thing right

Nobody would think to look for anyone at a Pittsburgh Pirates game.
Nobody would think to look for anyone at a Pittsburgh Pirates game.
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11:14AM on 04/14/2011
This looks very corny and very predictable. Which would be fine if the movie is at least fun. But I'm sorry, to me Lautner has no edge to his look to make me think he's any sort of badass. Matt Damon he is not.
This looks very corny and very predictable. Which would be fine if the movie is at least fun. But I'm sorry, to me Lautner has no edge to his look to make me think he's any sort of badass. Matt Damon he is not.
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11:11AM on 04/14/2011
I. FUCKING. HATE. MODERN. ACTION. FILMS. Also, thank you female teens of America. Taylor Lautner, Twilight, Justin Bieber, Glee, Step Up movies, Lady Gaga, Jersey Shore, etc, etc. You ladies are on a roll...
I. FUCKING. HATE. MODERN. ACTION. FILMS. Also, thank you female teens of America. Taylor Lautner, Twilight, Justin Bieber, Glee, Step Up movies, Lady Gaga, Jersey Shore, etc, etc. You ladies are on a roll...
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10:17AM on 04/14/2011

I don't know what's more upsetting...

The fact that Lautner has a role outside of TWILIGHT or that Sigourney Weaver plays a part in the film.

Either way, the video player for the trailer isn't working for me so I take that as a sign.
The fact that Lautner has a role outside of TWILIGHT or that Sigourney Weaver plays a part in the film.

Either way, the video player for the trailer isn't working for me so I take that as a sign.
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9:11AM on 04/14/2011
I feel sorry for Michael Nyqvist. Another European actor Hollywood doesn't know what to do with.
I feel sorry for Michael Nyqvist. Another European actor Hollywood doesn't know what to do with.
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8:41AM on 04/14/2011
i was hoping to be surprised by this trailer, because, really, it'd be pretty cool if the bad actor from twilight ending up somehow being good. but, no, lautner looks like somebody that just shouldn't be on film. maybe he'd be good in an advertisement for antidepressants or something, but not anything intended to keep your attention for more than 45 seconds. there's just no intensity in that acting whatsoever.
i was hoping to be surprised by this trailer, because, really, it'd be pretty cool if the bad actor from twilight ending up somehow being good. but, no, lautner looks like somebody that just shouldn't be on film. maybe he'd be good in an advertisement for antidepressants or something, but not anything intended to keep your attention for more than 45 seconds. there's just no intensity in that acting whatsoever.
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6:25AM on 04/14/2011
From the great "boyz in the hood" to this shit? John Singleton is falling into a downward spiral...
And the "Not if I find you first" line. C'mon!!!
From the great "boyz in the hood" to this shit? John Singleton is falling into a downward spiral...
And the "Not if I find you first" line. C'mon!!!
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6:11AM on 04/14/2011

I said it first!

"BOURNE MEETS TWILIGHT". There. Now I said it first, they have to put my name on the fucking posters when it comes out, instead of whatever lazy fucking critic spits it out. As to the trailer, doesn't look terrible, just derivative.
"BOURNE MEETS TWILIGHT". There. Now I said it first, they have to put my name on the fucking posters when it comes out, instead of whatever lazy fucking critic spits it out. As to the trailer, doesn't look terrible, just derivative.
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2:57AM on 04/14/2011
What box?
What box?
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2:13AM on 04/14/2011
Um..... Well Michael Nyqvist looked badass...
Um..... Well Michael Nyqvist looked badass...
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2:04AM on 04/14/2011
The flick looks like bein well directed but Taylor Lautner and his slightly retarted "huh?" impression on his face troughout the whole trailer didnīt cut it for me.
The flick looks like bein well directed but Taylor Lautner and his slightly retarted "huh?" impression on his face troughout the whole trailer didnīt cut it for me.
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1:09AM on 04/14/2011
They should have got Jake Tyler from never back down. That kid is way more believable than Team Jacob over here.
They should have got Jake Tyler from never back down. That kid is way more believable than Team Jacob over here.
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12:59AM on 04/14/2011
I have a soft spot for Lautner because I was dragged to see all three Twilight movies and he was the only interesting spot in them. Hope he does well.
I have a soft spot for Lautner because I was dragged to see all three Twilight movies and he was the only interesting spot in them. Hope he does well.
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12:37AM on 04/14/2011

actually looks pretty sick

I didn't know what to expect. but that was pretty damn intense. :) cool action. these kind of movies seem to be the new trend. let's hope it is good and they didn't show us all the action. Like ALA I am number four and that stupid wrestler movie about the dude and the bomb. that movie sucked 10 seconds IDK the name it was so lousy i erased it from my mind.
I didn't know what to expect. but that was pretty damn intense. :) cool action. these kind of movies seem to be the new trend. let's hope it is good and they didn't show us all the action. Like ALA I am number four and that stupid wrestler movie about the dude and the bomb. that movie sucked 10 seconds IDK the name it was so lousy i erased it from my mind.
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1:04AM on 04/14/2011
12 rounds
12 rounds
12:37AM on 04/14/2011
They're trying to turn this kid into the next Cruise. This kid sucks, and we already have a Cruise.
They're trying to turn this kid into the next Cruise. This kid sucks, and we already have a Cruise.
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12:29AM on 04/14/2011
Should not have used any of this dialogue in the trailer. The movie studio should have known better.
Should not have used any of this dialogue in the trailer. The movie studio should have known better.
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12:06AM on 04/14/2011
Wait, so if he had no idea he was kidnapped or his parents were part of some spy bullshit, how does he have those crazy parkour skills?
Either way, I'm much more willing to take Robert Pattinson seriously as an actor than Lautner.
Wait, so if he had no idea he was kidnapped or his parents were part of some spy bullshit, how does he have those crazy parkour skills?
Either way, I'm much more willing to take Robert Pattinson seriously as an actor than Lautner.
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11:43PM on 04/13/2011
yeah I was actually semi intersted in this film until now. Also, what are the odds Molina is his "real dad"
yeah I was actually semi intersted in this film until now. Also, what are the odds Molina is his "real dad"
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11:46PM on 04/13/2011
Thanks. You saved me money.
Thanks. You saved me money.
11:43PM on 04/13/2011
this looks awful! thats all I can say!
this looks awful! thats all I can say!
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11:39PM on 04/13/2011

OK...ummmm....

I'll green this for the one reason it was shot in Pittsburgh and I drove past the place where Lautner was staying when he filmed it. Plus, despite being a Kiddie Bourne knockoff I'll take it with a grain of salt and say it looks entertaining. But why in hell now does every movie filmed in the 'burgh have to feature the lead where Pirates gear? They've sucked for twenty years now so no love is needed to be given. Christ, when they start filming TDKR in a couple months is Bale gonna be running
I'll green this for the one reason it was shot in Pittsburgh and I drove past the place where Lautner was staying when he filmed it. Plus, despite being a Kiddie Bourne knockoff I'll take it with a grain of salt and say it looks entertaining. But why in hell now does every movie filmed in the 'burgh have to feature the lead where Pirates gear? They've sucked for twenty years now so no love is needed to be given. Christ, when they start filming TDKR in a couple months is Bale gonna be running around in a "Gotham City Pirates" jersey?
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11:38PM on 04/13/2011

The Bourne Knockoff

It makes me sad to see actors like Weaver and Molina involved in this.
It makes me sad to see actors like Weaver and Molina involved in this.
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11:35PM on 04/13/2011

Fail

This guy is a pussy and doesn't hold a gun correctly. Bring me a REAL action hero.
This guy is a pussy and doesn't hold a gun correctly. Bring me a REAL action hero.
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11:19PM on 04/13/2011

Hey........................

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11:13PM on 04/13/2011

I find these movies insulting

how, since every movie needs the cute love interest, she has to be dragged along on the main character's escape/mission/etc. This felt like Disturbia on the road with none of the charm to me.
how, since every movie needs the cute love interest, she has to be dragged along on the main character's escape/mission/etc. This felt like Disturbia on the road with none of the charm to me.
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11:06PM on 04/13/2011
I'm not sure. I don't like him in Twilight. But if he's willing to try in action genre, I'll see what he can do.
I'm not sure. I don't like him in Twilight. But if he's willing to try in action genre, I'll see what he can do.
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11:04PM on 04/13/2011
I'm fairly certain the last line in that trailer made no sense at all.
I'm fairly certain the last line in that trailer made no sense at all.
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11:03PM on 04/13/2011

Nope

I think this movie is gonna stink big-time! Lautner's acting is not lead-actor potential yet. His cookie-cutter image is the same as the last few movies he's been in. No changes.
I think this movie is gonna stink big-time! Lautner's acting is not lead-actor potential yet. His cookie-cutter image is the same as the last few movies he's been in. No changes.
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10:44PM on 04/13/2011

Ugh

Jesus I can't be the only one who thinks this guy is the worse actor since Paul Walker? This guy is more wooden than an old barn...
Jesus I can't be the only one who thinks this guy is the worse actor since Paul Walker? This guy is more wooden than an old barn...
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