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.
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!
Took itself way too seriously. Had a lot of hilarious, unintentional comedy moments. Took off quite excitingly and became dull very soon. No surprises, no proper conclusion and very little Taylor Lautner-shirtlessness. Plus, what does the title refer to?? More entertaining than Twilight though.