New poster for ABDUCTION features Taylor Lautner walking on, walking on broken glass

James Wallace

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June 22nd, 2011

Who would have thought that Mr. Lautner was such a big Annie Lennox fan? At least, that's the vibe he puts off in this new poster for ABDUCTION, in which he is indeed walking on, walking on broken glass. Or rather sliding, I should say. Sliding on, sliding on broken glass.

The poster happens to be one of the cheesiest, most Photoshopped posters I can recall seeing this year. Sure, the first poster for the film looked like they took one of the actor's head shots and slapped some text over it but at least that was passable in its uninspired design. This one...yeesh! Talk about a shattered sense of design.

Check it out after the jump, if you dare.

Lautner stars in ABDUCTION as a kid who finds himself caught up in a game of cat and mouse after discovering his entire life has been a lie via finding his baby photo on a missing persons site. If you described it as baby BOURNE IDENTITY for the TWILIGHT crowd, you wouldn't be far off.

The thriller from Lionsgate, directed by John Singleton and co-starring Alfred Molina and Sigourney Weaver, crashes into theater September 23rd.

Source Yahoo! Movies

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  • Johnme23

    At least he’s got a gun, to help break his fall.

  • patton

    did you check out the trailer.  bb stadium, glass canopy, sniper rifle…whammo broken glass. it’s an action flick, you set your ass in a seat, shovel in the popcorn (if you can afford it) and for 2 hours get to forget the “real world”.  too many bloggers & commenters are “glass half empty” dudes.. so I’m moving on.  wallow away losers

  • https://gordonandthewhale.com JamesWallace

    I’m confused by your comment. My opinions were not about the film itself. Obviously, I have not seen it so I can’t say with certainty whether it’s good or bad. If this was a post about the trailer, then I guess I could see some coherence in your comments. But it’s not. It is in reference to how bad the poster design is, unrelated to the film as a whole. There are a lot of great films with bad posters and a lot of bad films with great posters. 

    However, movie marketing like posters, and trailers, etc. are meant to reflect the film, are they not? They are intended to give you an initial reaction at the bigger picture, aimed at making you interested in throwing down your money to see the film. So what creates that “glass half empty” or “glass half full” impression is the poster or the trailer. Not implying that I won’t give a movie a chance based on its marketing (because I believe in giving every movie a chance then forming your full opinion after you’ve seen it) but I’m a human being…with opinions…I still go into movies with expectations based on expectations set by its marketing. 

    Are you telling me that you go into every film, be it a big budget action flick or small indie, with a “glass half full” attitude despite the fact that the film’s trailer or poster may have not been well done in your opinion?

  • https://gordonandthewhale.com JamesWallace

    I’m confused by your comment. My opinions were not about the film itself. Obviously, I have not seen it so I can’t say with certainty whether it’s good or bad. If this was a post about the trailer, then I guess I could see some coherence in your comments. But it’s not. It is in reference to how bad the poster design is, unrelated to the film as a whole. There are a lot of great films with bad posters and a lot of bad films with great posters. 

    However, movie marketing like posters, and trailers, etc. are meant to reflect the film, are they not? They are intended to give you an initial reaction at the bigger picture, aimed at making you interested in throwing down your money to see the film. So what creates that “glass half empty” or “glass half full” impression is the poster or the trailer. Not implying that I won’t give a movie a chance based on its marketing (because I believe in giving every movie a chance then forming your full opinion after you’ve seen it) but I’m a human being…with opinions…I still go into movies with expectations based on expectations set by its marketing. 

    Are you telling me that you go into every film, be it a big budget action flick or small indie, with a “glass half full” attitude despite the fact that the film’s trailer or poster may have not been well done in your opinion?

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