Abandon

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It’s the Halloween season and the psychological-thriller Abandon tries to do the job with creepy buildings, loud noises, someone staring at you when you’re not aware, and the usual gimmicks for a few cheap thrills. Catherine Burke (Katie Holmes) is in her senior year at a prestigious college. She’s trying to study for her final exams and complete her thesis when a detective named Wade Handler (Benjamin Brat) shows up and begins asking questions about her boyfriend Embry who’s been missing for the last two years. Gimme a break. He’s been missing for two years and they’re just now starting the investagation? Soon after Detective Handler starts asking questions, Catherine begins seeing Embry from a distance, but she can never get close enough to talk to him. As Catherine and Detective Handler investigate some of the old unused building of the college, other people start to disappear and yes, the two begin having a romantic relationship. You may be wondering what Detective Handler does during the day? I know I’m wondering. He only investigates creepy buildings and well, Christine at night. This movie is disjointed, confusing, unfocussed and just stupid. The acting is terrible and the only semi-good thing about it is the ending. Abandon is a good title for this film. If I weren’t blind, I would have abandoned my seat and headed for the door. The ending is the only thing that keeps me from rating it lower then a D.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.