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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…
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…
Mainly watched this because of Kristen Stewart, I'm not even sure she was in a full scene. It's more like 1/5 of one. Surprisingly fun though I think Liman passed up the opportunity to have one of the most insane car chases ever with the two jumpers fighting each other.
I like that the main guy is kind of a jerk. We don't get that enough with superhero stories. It's either villains or heroes, not just kind of a jerk, which is what I'd imagine most people who got super powers would actually be.
Good the start, but...in the end, not so much.
"Only God should have the power to be all places at all times."
This movie has an incredibly cool concept and had a lot of potential for some interesting stories. The first ten minutes of the film are great, but unfortunately the potential of the concept is never fully reached. Instead, it is hindered by some subpar acting and uninteresting storylines that make an 88 minute long movie feel like it's over two hours long
Don't get me wrong, I like this movie. In fact, I used to really like it a lot when it first came out, but I now have a hard time looking past certain aspects. In the end, it is stills very entertaining movie, but I can't help but feel that the story could have been taken in a much better and more satisfying direction.
A lot better than what I expected from this films horrid reputation. The film has a cool concept, it looks great, has well directed and interesting action and utilises its international locations really well. The character work is what lets this film down though. You don't feel attached to any of the leads and the only reason you want them to succeed is because of the wish fullfillment element of being able to teleport wherever you want. A awesome film could have been made if they ditched the villain and made the film about the protagonist dealing with the consequences of his limitless powers.
The mother subplot was also completely pointless and undercooked. Alas there is still enough creativity to make this an enjoyable 90 minutes.
Yes, I got sucked in. The premise of teleportation is ripe with promise (one which has only partially been exploited before - Star Trek, Heroes). Yet in Jumper...like many films these days, all the good stuff was in the trailer. "Jumper" is ok, it starts intrigingly enough, and provides some smirks and one laugh, but it wastes a great concept. Nice to see a superpower not embodied in a noble hero type for a change, yet Liman seems too tired and lazy since his "Go" or "Bourne" days to run full tilt with it. Billy Elliot is the only cast member who doesn't sleepwalk through his part. And the ending...stupid. Three major characters/plot strands are left hanging (one literally), in an non-too-subtle nudge towards a sequel...a sequel which simply won't happen after this mess. "I like walking...makes me feel normal for a change."
Lo único mejor que saltar en el tiempo es saltar en el presente.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Not as bad as I assumed it would be, but it's still not good. It's really hard to get behind a "hero" who has such a Nice Guy(tm) complex.
In the first scene that isn't prologue, we see David watch a report of dangerous flooding and the newscaster makes a comment about how he doesn't know how anyone will reach the people to save them. David doesn't do anything about it, okay, it's the beginning of the movie and he hasn't developed yet.
But by the end of the movie there's no indication that he's turned over a new leaf, nothing to suggest that he'll be helping people out with his powers, so why include that at all? Throughout his…
Poorly written and acted, Jumper serves as the set-up for a future franchise that (mercifully) has never materialized. Not much of substance happens here.
If you are ever in the mood for the most underwhelming action film of all time, then look no further, 'Jumper' is your movie.
With an illusive story line that hops about as much as it's titular characters, Jumper struggled from the start. It is relatively easy to follow, because it is so one dimensional.
The characters are the biggest downfall of the film. The lead is the least likeable I can remember in recent years, who is a petty, unintelligent thief. I was properly rooting for Samuel L. Jackson to kick the little pricks head in. I don't know, maybe the wounds were still a bit raw from the last 'Star Wars' trilogy.
The scene I thought summed up…
Film 459 of my 2015 500 Film Challenge
2008 was a strange year for films, there were loads of films like this that were very popular when they were released with a big box-office haul and talk of a sequel emerged, then it just died? The same happened with Wanted. There was that film with Chris Evans about superheroes as well that I can't remember its name? Pusher or something?
Jumper is a strange film in itself, it's kinda of a superhero film, but not at the same time? There's no real use of these teleporting powers the lead character has to save lives, he just uses them to rob banks and lead a life of luxury until an old…
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