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anywhere is possible.
A genetic anomaly allows a young man to teleport himself anywhere. He discovers this gift has existed for centuries and finds himself in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between "Jumpers" and those who have sworn to kill them.
cool concept + Anakin + twilight emo chick + solid action + moronic plot = Meh.
The definition of a Meh movie.
I admit the movie had a cool premise but doesn't deliver like it could have.
Samuel L Jackson plays the villan and his motives are almost nonexistent.
It's like this movie was made so that the filmmakers could have a vacation.
But i must give the movie some credit it had some nice landmarks in it.
Doug Liman's directorial career is a little patchy. A lot of people loved "Swingers", (I didn't) "The Bourne Identity" set new standards for action with a confident superspy for a new millennium and "Mr & Mrs Smith" ticked all the boxes for a comedy/romance/action flick with attitude.
"Jumper" has a cool concept. It had the scope to be great,but it's a dud. Hayden Christensen has the charisma of roadkill and acting skills to match. Honestly how does this guy have a career. He was lucky Jar Jar Binks was involved in the Star Wars Prequels or it would have left him holding the bag for the numerous flaws the films were littered with. Jamie Bell is a decent young actor and…
Jumper is a pretty poor movie its no sy fy achievement, i have no idea why the sequels happening.
Much more fun than I remember it being, Jumper is still not a very good film simply because it destroys a fantastic concept by over complicating a simple plot. Everything involving Diane Laine is just the worst, and the idea of turning this film into a franchise lords over every aspect of this film. The result is an unsatisfying film that could have been a fantastic stand alone movie.
The best part of the film is the realization of the teleporting characters. Every single action scene has a solid sense of location, even though characters are constantly jumping in and out of different locales. The editing is seamless, and I would say that the editing prowess alone is enough of…
The lead character is a jackass, or i can dare to say is so stupid, terrible made and so selfish and awful to we care about, but is interesting to understand; His selfish way to see this world; like stealing banks and calling us stupid too much do nothin' with our own honest lives, and besides His morals and philosophies against the right and the wrong are in this highly competitive society . It defines: what the kids thinks today.
Jumper is a cool movie to watch with many awesome vfx ,and a pair of fuckin' good action scenes in this greatest summer blockbuster of 2008, directed by Doug Liman the one who did Bourne Identity (2002) is about jumpers…
Hayden Christiansen continues to demonstrate the acting range of a day old banana peel, reacting with no emotion to major events. Samuel L Jackson embarrasses himself by merely being in the film. With undeveloped characters, an uneven plot and poor visuals, Jumper is a messy and unentertaining experience.
A good ride- I'd watch a sequel. Christensen still can't act, but as long as they keep the script low on romance, he does all right.
This film has great actors, perfect visuals and some incredible edits - the edits are all the more impressive when you consider it was made about 8 years ago.
Sadly, Samuel L Jackson plays out the most irrelevant bad guy - ever. There's no substantial reasoning behind why he hunts down the 'jumpers' and he's only really in the film to look badass.
Summing this film up was easy. I just thought "meh".
A really unique film plot wise, the themes it explores are interesting. The high point is the cinematography and editing which really gives speed to the film, which is essentially about a man that can teleport, so fast-paced editing is a must.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Superpowers. We all want 'em. But how many of us are really compelled to whip up a silly, spandex costume and use these superhuman abilities to beat up back-alley muggers and make the world safe for truth, justice, and the American Way? Fuck that! We want X-Ray vision so we can peep at ladies' undergarments and beyond. We want to be invisible so we can hang around in the girls' locker room. We want super-strength so we can beat up that punk bully who keeps swiping our lunch money at recess. And in Doug Liman's new science-fiction film Jumper, we want to use our teleportation abilities to BAMF into locked bank vaults and take all the cash we can carry,…
Because I hate myself.
It's a good unwritten law of the movies that you can always tell how bad a Samuel L. Jackson movie will be by the hairstyle he has in the film in question. In "Jumper", he sports a magnificently horrible silver do that perfectly foretells just how awful this hyper-kinetic, under-plotted clunker really is.
There's not much of a story here, and the film is blessedly short but that brevity leaves room for a lot of unanswered questions. You have to wonder how many people, if they had this power of teleportation, would use it to teleport yourself a few feet across your living room on to your left on the couch to be closer to the remote. I sat there…
I knew exactly what I was getting out of this movie. I could tell from the advertisements. It's a very strong premise but handled in such a quick passionless way that it just comes off as movie more interested in the idea and not in the emotion of the narrative.
We barely know the main character and yes you can argue against Hayden's acting but you also have to argue against Simon Kinberg who, after watch Days of Future Past, I thought wouldn't be able to write a script with such little substance, but he has. His girl in the movie doesn't feel like a living breathable character, just a forgettable damsel in distress (even though I really like that…
I heard someone say once that, to be a true film buff, you need to see everything – even the garbage. Regardless of whether or not I agree with that theory (I’ll save that commentary for some other day), I think Jumper fills my quota for the week. It takes an army to make a film, even a bad one. But in this case, let’s pick on the screenwriters. You know you have something special when three scribes are brought on to bastardize a project – the material for which was handed to them through a previously published novel by Steven Gould – and all that emerges from the rubble is eighty-eight minutes of unoriginal, unapologetic pap that sets in…
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