After Twilight I was not sure if he could survive in other roles - setting himself up as the next all American Action Hero but in all reality, he did a pretty decent job.
Okay, so his acting for me is a little wooden but this movie is packed with action, fights, car chases and the supporting cast making Taylor look good is pretty impressive including Maria Bello (Coyote Ugly), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Sigourney Weaver (Alien) and Alfred Molina (Sorcerers Apprentice). Mix that in with the young up coming talent of Lilly Collins (Phil's daughter!) and this move manages to barrel roll along without any problem whatsoever.
This movie is definitely all about launching Taylor to a wider market of fans and trying to cement him as the next action star - he is in every scene with biceps and one liners to boot and by the end of it I was actually quite convinced that if he loosened up a bit I could easily seem him as a young Ethan Hunt!
Is it a kiddie action flick? Well, not entirely - I was kept entertained and the supporting cast added depth and class without taking all of the attention away from our stars.
Don't let the "Wolf" put you off - 2hrs well spent.