When the office asked me to review “Abduction,” I begrudgingly gritted my teeth and decided to bear it. If I want to do this for a living, I’m going to have to sit through a few turkeys from time to time. But let me tell you, not only is “Abduction” not a winner, it makes every loser (I use the term for film, not people) appear Oscar-worthy in comparison.

In wrestling, there is a term called a “push.” It’s when they give a young, up-and-comer a chance to go up against a top-biller to see how he does.

It’s your chance to thrust yourself from a supporting role to superstardom. Clearly, that’s what Lionsgate attempted to do by casting Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina alongside Taylor Lautner.

Unfortunately, it does nothing to bolster the young werewolf’s career. Instead, it just makes me wonder if it’s hard to find work in Hollywood nowadays.

I’m going to be honest with all of you: Forty-five minutes into the movie I couldn’t take it anymore. This is not a good movie. I even checked Rotten Tomatoes where it currently sits at a 3 percent rotten score, so clearly I’m not alone in my loathing. And as a personal aside, is it just me, or has ol’ T-Laut’s voice not dropped a single decibel since “The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl”?
Like I said, I left 45 minutes in, though I felt like I still deserved to see a movie. I mean, I did put up my hard earned money, right? So I ducked into “Drive.” Now that is a movie worth your time.

From the moment that “Drive” starts, you just know you’re going to be in for a damn good movie. It’s the perfect burn for a film. Not too fast or slow, but just enough sizzle so you’re never checking your watch. I was completely Zen watching it the whole time.

My only complaint for the film isn’t even really a complaint as much as it is a warning.

The way it’s shot is very deliberate, with long takes and, more often than not, we rely on the actors facial expressions to convey what’s happening on screen. I had no problem with this, though, I’m sure it will be off-putting to some.

The only “Abduction” that should be happening is you abducting your friends to go see “Drive.”

This rating reflects “Drive”