Nathan lived with his parents Kevin n Mara. he often had nightmares watching a woman being murdered in front of him while he hid under the bed. with the same dream kept returning to haunt him, he consulted a psychiatrist, Dr. Bennet. one day, while partnered with Karen on a school assignment, they found a website that showed missing children, where a young boy named Steven Price looked exactly like him during childhood. he discovered that unlike his friends, he had only a few childhood photographs. sensing that there were more kept from him, he started looking for answers. he called the website owner, unaware that it was answered by Russian terrorists led by Kozlow. 2 men were sent to Nathan's house, Keven n Mara turned out to be special agents assigned to protect Nathan while pretending to be his parents. they were killed n Nathan escaped with Karen. their call to the police was intercepted by a CIA agent, Burton, who sent a team to pick them up. before the team arrived, Dr. Bennett appeared n revealed that Nathan's real father, Martin, was a CIA agent who stole from Kozlow a list of corrupted CIA agents, n Burton was one of those on the list. under Dr. Bennett's instructions, Nathan n Karen was on the run with both the CIA n Russian terrorists tight on their tail.
like most that watched the Twilight Saga (2008-2012), we went for Taylor Lautner, which very much proven to be a bad choice. the plot was complicated enough to make one truly awesome action film, but unfortunately it felt completely halfhearted. the film picked up its pace after much introduction on Nathan's life, rich kids, partying n getting drunk, boring school life, beautiful girl lived across the street with a bad boyfriend, n of course, having Taylor Lautner took off his shirt at the very beginning of the film to show off his body. to Taylor Lautner's credit, the action did look good because of his performance. tackling bigger size guy, fleeing bad guys diving in n out of crowds, we were fortunate for no shaky-cam technique was applied, else we would most probably left the cinema feeling nausea.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: John Singleton
- released: 2011
- casts: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Sigourney Weaver, Michael Nyqvist
- language: English
- genre: Action/Mystery