It takes all of five minutes for Taylor Lautner to lose his shirt in "Abduction" and about 10 more before the film becomes so awful that the uncontrollable laughter bursts forth.
Lautner, who shot to superstardom virtually overnight playing the werewolf Jacob in the "Twilight" series, was paid a whopping $7.5 million to star in this generic action picture, although it would be unfair to single him out. Everyone involved in this ridiculous film, from co-stars Alfred Molina and Sigourney Weaver to director John Singleton (who was once the youngest filmmaker ever nominated for a Best Director Oscar, for "Boyz N the Hood," but has since sadly become a hack-for-hire), is in it strictly for the money.
The debut of screenwriter Shawn Christensen, who after this movie should never allowed near even a word processor or any sort of writing utensil again, centers on Nathan (Lautner), an ordinary teenager who discovers a photo of him taken as a child on a website for missing persons. With the help of his classmate Karen (played by Lily Collins, presumably cast because she's such a bad actress she never has the opportunity to make her leading man look bad), Nathan discovers everything about his life is a lie. His parents (Jason Isaacs and Maria Bello) aren't really his parents. He tells his shrink (Weaver) he feels like a stranger in his own life. The fact that there are only two photos of him as a kid in the family album is also a clear indication something weird is afoot.