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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.
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…
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…
Jumper is an above average adventure/action film that has many great elements too it, despite some major setbacks. A teenager with teleportation abilities must suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators. Hayden Christensen is good in the role, portraying the depth needed for his character. Jamie Bell was alright, and Diane Lane was underused, however my favorite performance in the film comes from Samuel L. Jackson who plays our main villian, Roland. The action sequences are filmed very well, and they're fun to watch. But when the film tries to have more emotion than is required, it fails miserably. The best example of this is when David and Millie visit Rome. That whole sequence feels out of place. Nevertheless, it's still worth the watch as it contains some great visuals and impressive action sequences.
Jumpers are the laziest people on the planet.
They "jump" just to get a remote 10 feet away from them.
They're almost lazier than the filmmakers.
The filmmakers just took a cool concept and did very little with it, but give us cool effects thinking we won't notice,
That's lazy filmmaking folks. Maybe the filmmakers are jumpers. Makes sense. Sorta.
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.
Hayden Christensen es lo peor.
Compression of time is seen throughout this film. David has the ability to teleport and uses this skill several times in the film. For example, David teleports Mark into the bank vault and leaves him there because he does not like him. We see a rapid shift and normally it would take much longer for something like this to happen. This shows how David can use his skills for either good or bad.
Would have been 4 stars - except that everytime I see Rachel Bilson, I think of her character in the OC (Summer). I don't think her acting changes at all.
Fun pseudo superhero film.
Good idea, but they probably should have hired a script writer.
Jumper jumps through plot holes, and young Darth still can't act. Kristen Stewart mouth breathes, and Diane Lane makes another paycheck without having to do much of anything.
A girl's reaction to teleporting for the first time? Bus face. Waiting for the bus for twenty minutes face. Boyfriend acting crazily, talking about bank robberies and causing scenes in foreign historical sites? Bus face. Kristen Stewart shows up for two seconds and she's apparently been waiting for the bus, too.
This is the director who made "Mr. and Mrs. Smith", "The Bourne Identity", and "Edge of Tomorrow" - I don't know what he was thinking with "Jumper".
Oh, Samuel L. Jackson is in this too in a white wig. He must have made the same kind of deal as Diane Lane - a couple minutes of screen time and he's just your basic model of Jackson. He's there... that's about it.
The basic premise of this film is so good and yet the execution so bad, it is a crying shame. Especially with Samuel L. Jackson in the boat, one could have made this a non-canonical entry in all those superhero films as of late. But instead of going with the classic superpower origin arc, we are thrown right into the fray and the excitment of discovering one's superpower (excitment for both the character and the viewer mind you) is just pushed off the table without further comment, what a stupid decision. We want to see how the small town nobody becomes the "jumper" and how he deals with the power, the responsibility, the alienation and the hostility. But none of…
É uma ideia interessante. A ideia de ter caçadores é legal, para animar um pouco a história. Mas achei que foi meio apelativo pretexto dos ataques - o fanatismo religioso e que só Deus é onipresente. Melhor se simplesmente fosse como acontece com X-Men, que são atacados por medo de seus poderes.
O romance acaba tendo um papel importante no filme, então não é de todo desprezível. Além de dar uma motivação a mais ao protagonista e mais possibilidades de erros.
Mas a relação mãe e filho simplesmente não tem cabimento... não tem qualquer utilidade para a história e é absolutamente forçada. Tudo bem que é um filme... mas, estatisticamente, quais seriam as chances? A não ser que isso seja explorado numa sequência, não faria falta no filme.
Enfim, eu achei divertido. Nada espetacular, mas um passatempo razoável.
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