Taylor Lautner’s Career Was Ruined by this Action Thriller

One film can make or break a career in the entertainment industry for as long as Hollywood has existed. “Twilight,” based on a best-selling book series, was expected to have its stars become household names. The “Twilight Saga” became an international phenomenon after five films, but not every franchise star reaped the benefits in the end.

While two of the film’s stars, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, have enjoyed critical and commercial success since the end of the “Twilight” franchise, Taylor Lautner has not.

Lautner, who starred in “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl,” played Jacob Black in all five films. Lautner’s film and television appearances have been noticeably less than those of his co-stars since the release of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” in 2012. Lautner’s dwindling career can be traced back to a single film, an action thriller that single-handedly destroyed his career.

Abduction was a flop, both critically and commercially.

Lautner’s sole film appearance, “Valentine’s Day,” has an 18 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating, and he has previously appeared in critically panned films.”Abduction” received a score of only 5% on Rotten Tomatoes (!). According to Box Office Mojo, the film earned slightly more than $28 million in the United States on a $35 million budget, relying on international box office totals to turn a profit.

Lautner’s first leading role after the success of “Twilight” was “Abduction,” so this was especially disappointing. Sein chance to establish himself as an action hero as well as a dramatic leading man in Hollywood had arrived. Despite being a critical and audience disappointment, it appeared that Lautner would be unable to continue the franchise’s success in subsequent films.

Lautner, on the other hand, is currently working on a new film, Home Team, which will be released on Netflix by Adam Sandler and Happy Madison Productions. Lautner’s television appearances include “Scream Queens” in 2016 and several seasons of the BBC sitcom “Cuckoo.”

You can watch all five “Twilight” films on Netflix right now.

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Taking your family to the movies is generally a pleasurable experience. People talking during dialogue, overpriced food and snacks, and questionably sticky floors are some of the reasons why movie theatres have survived for so long, despite all of our other entertainment options. You can do it at any time of day and with almost anyone.


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