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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…
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 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…
The schematic mythology behind 'Jumpers' and 'Paladins' renders the nomenclature of 'Paladin' meaningless and 'Jumpers' only sensical in that it states the bloody obvious. Its commitment to surface is summed up in the on-the-nose references to Marvel team-ups and Samuel Jackson's inexplicable hair. Yet it also fails on the basic narrative front with its hackneyed script and wooden performances by Christensen and Bilson. Jamie Bell is the only one present displaying any charisma, but his character development, like everything else, is eschewed for tedious chases across the globe. One of the most boring sc-fi blockbusters of the Noughties. (And there was some stiff competition. How about a list?)
So cool, so generic. #blah
I saw this in the theater. Fun concept and decent action thriller.
Apparently I've watched this movie before, but the experience must have been an unpleasant one, because the memory has been completely purged from my memory. Oh well.
I think this is the only thing I've seen Hayden Christensen in other than the Star Wars prequels (may we never speak of them again), and he's not bad. Bland, but not bad. To be honest that about sums up all the actors in this movie (Samuel L. Jackson included): meh (the less said about Kristen Stewart's open mouthed presentation, the better).
Getting down to it, the story is one that is interesting but poorly executed. It feels like a Young Adult book that has been adapted into a teeny bopper magnet, complete…
I want to watch a film where someone finds out they have an ability like the one in this film and uses it like a normal person would (e.g. jumping to work, jumping heavy objects up stairs, etc.).
I might simply be in a grumpy mood, but towards the end I just wanted to kill all the Jumpers myself and be done with it. Ugh, main characters being moody, hormonal idiots...
at least it goes fast; great ideas are buried very deep below the many changes surely the studio asked for.
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