(USA) Directed by John Singleton. Starring Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Michael Nyqvist. Category IIA.
If there is a customized hell for film critics, it must be a place where “Abduction” is being played in loop. And let’s be clear: for those who don’t care about the movie but are here just to see some beefcake, please read my review of “What’s Your Number”—it’s your better bet.
(USA) Yes, it lives up to the hype. James Cameron’s “Avatar” delivers on its promise that viewers will have a different film-going experience from any they’ve had before, and will most likely have a lasting impact on the making of many films to come. I say this as someone who has hitherto been largely skeptical of 3D. At its best, the film stands out as one of the most compelling reasons to go back to the cinema in an age of pirated DVDs and illegal downloads.
(USA) You know how there are some movies that are well directed but badly written? This is one of them. Political thriller Vantage Point looks good on trailer and sounds smart in concept, but evokes groans and giggles from the audience instead of intelligent engagement, which means something is very wrong with the film indeed.