Review: The Abduction of Zack Butterfield

While it’s a personal priority to treat every film the same, sometimes there’s just no use in trashing an indie production seeing a minimal release. However, that’s not the case with The Abduction of Zack Butterfield as I feel I owe it to the industry and moviegoers alike to lay it on thick so that an atrocity such as this will never be dubbed a professional feature film ever again.

Zack Butterfield (TJ Plunkett) has everything going for him; he’s popular, good-looking and an all-star athlete. Unfortunately, it’s those good qualities that catch the eye of former Iraq mercenary turned kidnapper, April McKenna (Brett Helsham). After a brief stalking session, April snatches Zack up mid-run, forcing him into her truck, taking him to her secluded home.

No, she doesn’t lock her victim in a basement, rather a quaint bedroom designed just for him, which, minus the fingerprint scanning lock, is quite cozy. April isn’t your typical kidnapper looking for money; she’d much prefer love. Courtesy of her disillusioned romantic past, April adopted the mentality that “men suck” and thinks that by starting with one while he’s still young, she can shape him into the man of her dreams, hence Zack.

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3 Responses to Review: The Abduction of Zack Butterfield

  1. Ron Walsh

    Hmmm….sounds like you are a female. I saw this movie, and while it wasn’t great, female predators are exposed for what they are, and dealt with as they should be. I can see why you didn’t like it, being a member of a vicious and deficient species. This is a guy film, nine of us from the frat went and we hooted and hollered all through. The producers will be crying all the way to the bank , girl, and you’ll be writing your drivel for free.

  2. pln217

    You’re certainly entitled to your opinion, but personally, I don’t think the divide here is between men and women. My issue with this piece boils down to simple filmmaking techniques, or lack there of.

  3. Rob

    All, Ron Walsh (frat guy that commented above) is actually Steven Ryder AKA Dellavar and the producer and co-writer of this film. Shame on you for pretending to be a frat guy to boost your box office and defend your film.

    Steven, news flash: Frat guys don’t say “hooted and hollered” or “writing your drivel”. No wonder the writing of this film is widrly criticized in the reviews I have read.


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