Jumper

2008

Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi / Thriller

418
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 16%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 44%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 262659

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Hayden Christensen as David Rice
Kristen Stewart as Sophie
Diane Lane as Mary Rice
AnnaSophia Robb as Young Millie
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 8 / 10

Nowhere near as bad as you think..

A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators. Jumper is a 2008 Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi film starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, Michael Rooker, Diane Lane, Rachel Bilson, Max Thieriot, AnnaSophia Robb and Kristen Stewart. The movie although flawed does have a nice story and it's interesting enough to keep you entertained plus Christensen is not as "bad" as many people think he is actually decent as the main hero and Bell is also really good plus Jackson does a great job as the villain although sometimes he did kinda get annoying with how smart and ahead he was with each plan that David did. The film did needed a bit more action and less arguing as well plus certain characters such as David's dad totally disappear after a while and we did needed a bit more of his backstory with his mother and probably his step sister (played by Stewart). It's not the worst Doug Liman film (that award goes to The Wall) but it's not the best one either (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow). (7.8/10)

Reviewed by Carlos André 6 / 10

Had the potential to be better

When I first saw Jumper, almost 10 years ago, I found it incredible, I grew up with a sense of nostalgia for the movie even though I had only seen it once, but reviewing now, I really think that it could be so much better.

Don't get me wrong, my feeling about it hasn't changed, I still have a great affection for the production, but some things can not be said.

I think it's a unanimity, the concept behind the movie is incredible, by far the best thing in the whole story, opening a thousand and one possibilities. And until that part of the teleport is well resolved, with good action scenes using the powers, with very good and convincing effects. That part, in fact, isn't the problem.

The problem certainly is the script, at the end of the story (very short by the way) several tips become loose, and even key concepts that are played during the film go unexplained. What happened to the character of Jamie Bell? What is the real fight between Jumpers and Paladins?

Not to mention the "mother factor" in the middle of it all, I definitely did not buy it, the fact that she was from this crazy cult who wants to kill people with powers, and still in the end say "I'll give you a few minutes advantage, son" .. . F#CK! NO!

Anyway, it's a cool movie, it's not big (80 minutes) and it certainly provides good fun. I think it's worth seeing, it has he's problems, it could have been a lot better, but it's still good after all.

At least I think, or may be is just the nostalgia talking ¯ \ _ (ツ) _ / ¯

Reviewed by James 5 / 10

Thriller perfectly exemplifying the vices and virtues of "young adult" cinema

To begin with the confessions, I should state that thus far I have not felt motivated to complete my watching of "Jumper", which leaves this review a little unfair. Furthermore - and pretty much in the same vein - I am not a typical member of this film's target audience!

To such an outsider, Doug Liman's 2008 piece is intriguing as an example of the genre. It starts off hugely attractively - it's slick, fast, worthwhile, nicely filmed, with clear motivation. A story smoothly and elegantly told and all is well.

We take a first knock when it becomes clear that the older David Rice is living his playboy lifestyle by stealing, but - what the heck - many a crime-thriller/comedy has played with this level of immorality before, whether it be the "The Lavender Hill Mob", the "Italian Job" or "Now Your See Me".

At around the same point in the film we get a little teaser which tells us quite a lot within the film plot, but also maybe about the piece itself. Our hero sees a TV news report to the effect that nobody would be able to reach people threatened with death by flooding in time. It then becomes clear he is looking for an umbrella and a mac but ... he goes nowhere near the flood and instead heads for London for a clubbing and one-night stand experience. Hayden Christensen's handsome young smoothie is not fundamentally evil, even if he robs banks and ignores the plight of people he could save, and he did have a difficult childhood, which he at times uses as a mask... and at this stage the immorality is still only at the level of poor-taste joke cashing in on the British capital's infamous weather. And perhaps this naughty joke is even a worthwhile one, since it makes it definitively clear that our "jumper" is NOT any kind of selfless superhero. If the makers are satirising the character or wanting us to hate him, well OK; but that is by no means clear from the context of the film, which does seem to be lionising David, even at second glance.

Hence, it's still in dubious taste, somehow. Presumably those flood victims are indeed victims, by the time he's hopping into bed with his conquest of the evening, but it's not weighing heavily - or at all - on David Rice's conscience, and do the makers REALLY condemn this attitude?

After that, we are very rapidly "jumped" to a tropical forest scene in which, pretty much without warning and seemingly out of context, a white-haired Samuel L. Jackson as "Roland" - let's say a representative of the fully "adult" world, as opposed to David's still-juvenile pleasure world - is murderously plunging a knife into the belly of a trussed-up young man, making gloating and nasty remarks.

At this point, we have left comedy and charm (and genuinely young as opposed to young-adult viewers) behind in a way that prevents them from ever really returning, no matter how hard the film tries. For try it apparently does, seeking to bat on with more rom-com stuff, no matter how disturbingly hopeless that cause may now seem - at least to an adult audience-member.

Thus a similar circumstance ensues as the longed-for romantic encounter between David and his attractively grown-up childhood sweetheart Millie (played by Rachel Bilson) finally takes place, ultimately in that loveliest and most cultured of cities, Rome. Unfortunately, the would-be love scenes at the Colosseum are ruined - again irrevocably - by a fight breaking out between our "jumper" and what later emerge are the long-time enemies of his kind. This fight involves both death and destruction - to an extent that again renders any attempt to rescue comedy or romance from the ruins impossible - at least from the point of view of a watcher of my age.

This is intriguing, as the above description would apply equally well to any James Bond film, and yet... Bond manages to fuse the different emotions, while "Jumper" just seems cruel, sneering, cynical and amoral. The deaths and violence here are just too throwaway, and somehow a line of decency and taste is irrevocably crossed.

As someone who works with young adults on a daily basis, I do note an increasing difficulty with such people not knowing "where to draw the line". The only remaining question would be: do films like "Jumper" encourage such moral ambiguity, or do they just reflect what is already happening out there in the people they aim at?

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