Young guy has to deal with Issues (anger, alienation, and presumably an Oedipus Complex because Maria Bello is his mum), but finds a meaning in life through becoming embroiled in a stupid and boring plot to get something-or-other that he has and by hooking up with a girl who has his eyebrows. The Twilight films almost look good compared to this. Almost.
I think having Lautner playing the lead didn't fare so well for the overall production and I believe that there were some other bumps along the way, but I'm probably one of the few to think it wasn't wholly terrible.
All explosions in this movie take place because some gangster wants a digital list back, that has been stolen from him. That mess of a movie could have been avoided, if someone had told the makers, that there are no digital originals.
If I could give this film the rating of half a star I would give it half a star. It's so awful that it should be used in film school to educate directors and writers about what you should not do in cinema.
This is just a commercial vehicle to amplify Lautner's career as a star independent from those vampire movies, and a cash cow to profit on hysterical teenager girls who will watch this.
I hate this movie.
well, really not that thrilling & puzzling like i thought after the trailer. anyway, teenie-thrillers like that aren't my faves & who the hell keeps a shirt from the childhood in the wardrobe for such a long time, is this an american thing? the ending was pretty sad...
Good for a few incredulous chuckles ("There's a bomb in the oven," hospital escape via face-obscuring balloons, etc.) but not nearly as funny as you were hoping. Lautner's already notoriously awkward screen presence isn't much fun to laugh at, just kind of sad and embarrassing. Kudos to John Singleton for claiming there is a sequel in the works. You joker, you!