Getting in a flap!

You all know that Lionsgate film intro with all the shiny gear wheels? :-)

Well, anyway, Lionsgate nearly broke the house! I had started the hired DVD disk and turned the volume somewhere around the usual setting.  There had a been a couple of wimpy trailers...when all of a sudden the Lionsgate intro started. The entire house shook like a leaf! The walls and ceiling creaked and vibrated incredibly violently! Of course I quickly turned it down...

We were about to watch "Abduction" on an ordinary, hired DVD. I chose Dolby 5.1 rather than DTS. It wasn't long before we realised that the film makers  took their bass rather seriously. Every so often there would be a loud roar and the curtains across the double doors to the IB enclosure would waft 6" in and out! I'd never seen this happen before! It became a habit with frequent excursions of the full length, heavy velvet. Great fun! The first motorbike scene sounded as if the bike was right in the room!

The film was panned on IMDB with a 4.3 score. It's true that there were weak moments. Not least Sigourny Weaver's wooden acting!

The scenes between the two young stars were much too "teenage movie/Moonlight" and completely superfluous. (except for teenagers perhaps?) We all had the human biology lesson. We do get the picture!

There were moments in the story where the suspension of disbelief was hanging by a burning thread.

The action plot still managed to hold the excitement for us. We would happily have given the film an overall mid-5s... except for the incredibly weak ending. Which limply burst the rapidly deflating balloon.

Bass-wise this film has to be a firm 8 or even a 9!