‘Abandon’ falls short of success

Devinn Winkleman

Abandon is one of those rare movies that makes you wonder what was going on in the making of the film.

For the answer, I don’t know. This movie is so utterly boring that you’ll cringe in your seat and yawn at the same time.

The only thing that prevents you from walking out of the theater is to see how it ends.

To spare you the trouble of spending your hard earned money, I’ll tell you the ending. There is no ending! The movie ends in the middle of a scene, and we see the credits. That’s it.

The movie begins when the disappearance of college student Embry Langan (Charlie Hunnam) is being investigated by Detective Wade Handler (Benjamin Bratt).

Meanwhile, Catherine Burke (Katie Holms) has finals, tests, a term paper and more to stress her out. Now, another stress factor that comes into her life is that her boyfriend is back, and he’s stalking her … or so she thinks.

There are so many problems with this movie that it makes it impossible to actually give the movie a chance. The movie has no direction. It cuts to different sections of the movie without giving you a sense of what’s going on.

There are so many elements in the movie that are non-essential, and they don’t add anything to the already confusing plot. The dialogue is so lifeless and boring, and the editing is a mess.

Catherine falls in and out of love with her professor, the detective and Embry.

The grand finale to this movie is, and yes, I am going to give away the “ending,” is Catherine bashing the detective over the head with a rock and leaving him for dead. It turned out that she’s more crazy then Embry was, and ever will be.