Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…
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…
If I had bothered to remember this movie’s existence for more than 20 minutes after end credits (I wanna work on a big project with a dedicated “Rome Unit” someday), then I might have agreed with the harsh critical reception. Yet time passes, David Goyer persists as a wildly prolific PG-13 comic book screenplay presence, and a visit back to 2008 (insert Melania Trump joke here) now yields a surprisingly enjoyable 88 minutes. Also this is a Doug Liman joint, so I found this retroactively interesting as the director’s foundation for the [good not great] sci-fi action style & visual template he brought to my beloved EDGE OF TOMORROW.
Medical experts learn the most about neurology/psychology/genetics/etc. when they study aberrations & abnormalities;…
Samuel L Jackson's in it.
Script / Concept: 0 *
Camera: 0,5 *
Sound: 0 *
Actors: 0 *
Overall Impression: 0,5 *
Did you ever wonder what an "X-Men" movie would be like if Nightcrawler were a completely narcissistic asshole? Then "Jumper" is the movie you've been dreaming about!
Hayden Christensen plays a teleporting prick who is being hunted by Samuel L. Jackson, a dangerous religious nut job (and NSA agent?) who hates teleporters and lives to wipe them all off the face of the Earth. He teams up (sort of) with Jamie Bell, another teleporting prick who, incredibly, is even more sociopathic than Christensen. Will they stop Jackson before he can kill them? If they do, will anyone care?
"Jumper" boasts some inventive action sequences (the fight in the Roman Colosseum is a particular standout) and has a high energy level…
could have been a great movie :/
I feel like they got the camera baked as fuck before they shot this. And that isn't even possible.
As escapist fare, this is fairly good. And it has some really nice CGI. The story however is very weak and for once I would like to have seen an extra 15-20 minutes on that. Instead it is like dessert, sweet and fun, but doesn't fill you up like a meal would.
Film #3 of the August '16 Scavenger Hunt
Task #19: A celebrity couple (who may since then have separated) met on the set of this film
Good concept but ultimately an incredibly thin experience as a movie (I haven't read the book). I love Jamie Bell in literally anything and this film isn't the worst. But I wish it had expanded on its mythology a little more. I found it a little difficult to feel for many of the characters. The story definitely would have benefited either keeping it tropey and all ~good vs. evil with its characters, or explored the grey areas more. Hayden Christensen's protagonist feels like he's just There. Just so much more could have been done.
The most surprising and exciting part is when Kristen Stewart shows up at the end. But then she says literally three words and disappears.
Call me naive, but I was expecting more from Anakin Skywalker v Mace Windu: Dawn of JUMPstice.
i downloaded this because kstew was in it but she ain't show up until the last five minutes like what the heck man. pretty fun gimmick, would watch a sequel
I completely failed last months list which sucks ASS because it was a really good list.
Rewatches: The Prestige (#7),…