Shout Studios debuts trailer for Abduction
I love all things Scott Adkins, so anytime he is in a film no matter the size of the role I am there. He already has numerous great action flicks that have come out in 2019 including Triple Threat and the upcoming Avengement, but that is clearly only the beginning. Now Shout Studios has debuted the trailer of his latest action film Abduction co-starring Andy On from Assassination Games director Ernie Barbarash and legendary executive producer Roger Corman. Will this be another action flick that kicks butt or will it fail to hit its target?
Abduction follows Quinn, a member of a SWAT unit who steps out of a park fountain in an Asian city with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. As he pieces together clues from his past, he vaguely recalls his young daughter, who has been kidnapped. Meanwhile, Connor, a former military operative turned gangster-for-hire, discovers that his wife has also disappeared mysteriously in the middle of the night. These two men, with little in common, realize they must work together to find their loved ones and thwart their mysterious abductors. A series of extraordinary events and dangerous encounters ensue as Quinn and Connor set out on their trek. They discover that aliens live among us, preying on humankind and that the abductions are part of a centuries-long plot. With the help of a local psychiatrist and an eccentric scientist, the two men resolve to take on this merciless, unknown force bent on destroying the human race.
This movie kicks right into gear with Adkins doing his thing, before spinning things on their head to let you know it’s not going to be the usual martial arts flick. The story is a bit all over the place as we follow two characters dealing with the same situation but under different circumstances. This would work fine, but it felt like they were trying to throw so many layers of mystery into the mix and outside aspects that it wasn’t always grounded very well. Thankfully I was here for the action and there is plenty of it.
Both Adkins and On bring it, offering up plenty of martial arts action throughout the film. While not always as dynamic as some of Adkins other films it all still delivers and fun to watch. Both guys are all in which helps with a story like this for the audience to buy into and their fighting keeps you invested even when other elements might not. The effects are a bit hit and miss, but for these kinds of genre films it works well enough. This is far from a perfect film and often times feels like something that might show up on SyFy, which is not necessarily a bad thing because it is still a fun time.
If you a fan of these kinds of movies or just a hardcore fan of the stars like I am of all things Adkins then check out Abduction available now in theaters, On Demand and Digital from Shout Studios.