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An eyebrow thriller
on January 25, 2012
When I went to see this movie, a group of young girls up the back, tittered during the love scenes, and remained quiet during the action scenes.
I have seen all the Twilight movies, even though I am not the demographic. I'm on Team Vulturi.
The movie starts at a party where our hero drinks too much, and shares long lingering looks with the girl next door, and nearly gets in a fight with her toolish boyfriend, who on an unconscious level realises there must be some attraction between these two.
On a more unconscious level our hero wakes up on the lawn the following morning while the girls remove litter from the lawn. He is shirtless. Titters of recognition from the back. When he returns home the man he knows as his father engages him in a fight repeatedly hitting him. This seems like parental abuse as the woman he knows as his mother looks on unconcerned. He has mad karate skills.
Later working on the school project, with the aforementioned girl next door who we now notice has rather large eyebrows, they see an age enhanced photo of a missing child who looks like him. What he does next drives the narrative of the entire movie, with a series of stunning action events forcing him to question his entire existence, and no one is who or what they appear to be, apart from eyebrow girl.
He and eyebrow girl flee for their lives, and now he must go back to a past he never knew he had to discover who he really is, what really happened, and why both the CIA and an international crime syndicate wants to capture him now.
Lily Collins, daughter of musician Phil, plays eyebrow girl. You may recognise her as the sister from The Blind Side. And apparently she is going to be Snow White in Snow White. Those eyebrows are going places.
I found the movie quite engaging. Lautner has great Karate skills, and the action scenes were well done. The fact that he has won several gold medals on the World stage, and done Karate from an early age gave him a certain authority and believability in these scenes.
Some people claim there was not enough chemistry between the two stars. I did not find this to be the case, and apparently she and Taylor Lautner dated in real life for a while, so there was some attraction. Perhaps some of the young ladies thought they could do a better job in those scenes. By the way, there is only one scene where it gets steamy and that gets interrupted.
I think Taylor Lautner is most likely of the Twilight stars to be a big boxoffice star after the Twilight series is over. I think the tittering girls will agree.
I hope this was helpful, and I think you will enjoy the movie.