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.
I'm so happy that Doug Liman went on to make "Edge of Tomorrow". The acting was decent enough and there were some cool little action scenes, but the story is very poor, the characters felt like movie characters and not like actual people.
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…
Samuel L Jackson's in it.
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…
How did the otherwise-decent Doug Liman end up directing this? The script is bad, the direction is bad, the cinematography is bad. Jamie Bell is the lone bright spot. Ugh.
What a pleasant surprise. The magic of low expectations.
Back when I originally saw the trailer, I really liked the look of this. But never saw it, wound up hearing bad things. The a year ago the books are recommended to me, I devour all four of them and love them. Hear even worse things about the movie.
And it's odd, because the part of my mind that thinks about the process of adaptation approves of a lot of the changes they've made here. Making the teleportation flashy, consolidating characters, inventing antagonists, all that. At the same time, they've completely changed the main character and tone and just generally gotten rid of what I loved in the books.
Everything about this movie is perfect.
I won't lie: I highkey loved this shit for the better half of my teen years.
... but this was admittedly kind of garbage. Mainly because Samuel L. Jackson had no business looking like Sisqo as a gun-for-hire.
I did not hate this movie.
Surprisingly decent if you think of it as a TV pilot.
I love Jumper! I only wish that more of what the screenwriter talked about on the Creative Screenwriting Podcast had made it into the movie.
I love this movie. Although rewatching it I see a lot of its flaws, mainly with plot and character motives... Griffin is a great character, action is good and being a jumper would be the best ability ever.
Great visual effects but I think the movie lacked plot..some things were left hanging off
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