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Jumper Reviews

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September 18, 2019
didn't care about this movie
April 18, 2019
I remembered this old movie just now. Seeing the critics rating, clearly the critics section of this site should be disolved. Thise are just idiots paid by companies ... corrupted whores.
It was an action packed solid sci fi movie with a lot of logic and characters were quite solid built and acting based on their construct.
½ January 29, 2019
If I had to describe this movie in one word, it would definitely have to be "Convuluted".
½ January 19, 2019
Want the ability to teleport? well....watch this when you want to kill time
½ December 19, 2018
Horrible movie. It's just another bad Hayden Christensen movie. Almost all of his movies are bad. The plot is all over the place. The characters are poorly written. The protagonist, David Rice, is an unlikable douchebag who abuses his superpowers and uses his teleportation powers to teleport himself to bank vaults to steal a lot of money and spend them for stuff that he wants but doesn't need and constantly lies to his girlfriend, Millie. Millie is just a plot device character, just a damsel in distress used to further the plot. Rachel Bilson and her talents were sadly wasted in that role. Griffin who is another Jumper (what they call people in this film who have teleportation powers) is sort of the sidekick to David, but he is far more interesting, charismatic, and a much better acted character than David. Griffin is the only interesting character in this whole movie. Jamie Bell does an amazing job playing him. Roland is the antagonist. He is a Paladin (is what they call people who hunt Jumpers and are part of an organization of people who hunt down and kill Jumpers). Samuel L. Jackson plays Roland, but his white wig looks pretty dumb. Samuel L. Jackson's performance is pretty good, but his character isn't well written. Why is there an organization of hunters who murder people who have the ability to teleport? The movie is a big mess. It has so much potential, but it failed horribly. The concept is good, but the execution is horrible.

Rating: 1.8/10
½ December 17, 2018
Man this David rice was the worst character I 1/2(TM)ve ever seen in a movie.
August 31, 2018
Utter disappointment, particularly given the director's previous work.

Horrid miscasting of the leads, especially Hayden Christensen and his nasal whiny voice and near-non-existent acting ability. This creates a serious problem when the objective is for the lead to be anti-heroic but nevertheless sympathetic (to a degree).

Also, there's a strong sense that the story, which may not have made that much sense to begin with, got butchered and chopped up as things went along.
½ August 28, 2018
My God, was potential wasted in this movie. The premise is cool-sounding, some of the action is fun and Jamie Bell steals the show as Griffin making you wish he was the main character. Even the tie-in novel and game wish he was the main protagonist. But no, we're stuck with an unlikable protagonist. According to Doug Liman, this actually was his intention since he wanted David to develop throughout more than one movie. Seems like it didn't work and in the eyes of most people whatever chances for redemption Hayden Christensen had after the Star Wars prequels were gone. Shame too because in Revenge of the Sith, he can act decently when he's not talking. How unlikable is David Rice? Robbing banks is one thing but sees news of a flood occurring somewhere in the world. Changes the channel instead of, you know, doing some good for a change. Makes you wonder if the Paladins' Jump-ism is not entirely unjustified. Effects aren't that good and the editing makes it hard to comprehend what's going on half the time and who's fighting who. Oh, and Samuel L. Jackson's character's haircut looks stupid. Seeing how this was from the director of The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow. I have to ask. What happened here, Mr. Liman?
June 27, 2018
This is fun, exciting action filmmaking. Is it anything more than that? No. Does it have to be? Not really.
June 20, 2018
This film presents good questions.
what would happen if certain people had the ability to teleport anywhere in the world ? what would they do ? would they use this power to hurt others or simply for themselves ?
it's fascinating when you think about it and makes for a compelling villain in Samuel L Jackson who gets a wild grey wig hairdo in this 2007 action thriller .
I know Hayden Christensen isn't the most skilled actor in Hollywood but he was decent here for the material that was written. He plays David Rice an outcast who discovers these cool abilities and starts a new life minding his own until Samuel L Jackson shows up and shakes the party. All of the is amazing stuff until David goes back to see his teenage crush Millie played by Rachel Bilson who looks great but she's only here for eye candy and doesn't do much for the script. David literally meets her again in ten years and is like let's go to Rome and the next scene they get in Rome and start banging and it's cringy as hell and thats when the film starts going downhill.
Lucky for us Jaime Bell appears and it turns out surprise there's more of these lucky teleports but unlike Anakin who is a dumbass for most of it actually uses his abilities to kill the hunters.
To the film's credit there are really good action set pieces in this especially the Colosseum sequence and the jump fight between two characters . The special effects team really nailed it when it showed the jumpers teleporting never did I think it looked fake and that's tough since it was made in 2006 .These are the film's strongest spots when it jumps back to Millie it ruins it for me and what could have been a perfect solid action film.
I love Jumper and it's shame we'll never see Anakin return teleporting it was low-key dope.
April 30, 2018
<3 Hayden!!! best young generation actor! this film seems great!
½ April 22, 2018
Mainly inconsequential, and obviously a franchise jumping point (pun intended and copyrighted), but its kineticism and approachable characters are ample to carry the viewer to a satisfying end. Also, it's a blast to see Mace Windu get his vicarious revenge on Anakin!
March 31, 2018
The concept behind Jumper is a pretty cool one. After discovering his ability to teleport in an incident with a school bully, David Rice uses his new found ability to escape the life he has with his abusive father. Fast forward 8 years and he's living a life of luxury brought through bank robbery and spending his day visiting several locations throughout the world. His actions catch the attention of a mysterious group called the Paladins though and he quickly gets dragged into a battle for survival. It could have been fun but unfortunately so little effort was put into developing the plot beyond the basics that it ended up as a hollow bore.

No time is spent explaining why the Paladins want to kill Jumpers so the whole purpose of the film is left unexplained. It's also clear that several scenes that explained happenings in the film were just left on the cutting room floor. That's not acceptable from any film but it's even worse given that Jumper is only 88 minutes long.

Alongside the plot, the characters are also poorly developed. Jamie Bell's character is given no backstory his motives and character remain unclear throughout. Worse still though, Rachel Bilson is there for no reason other than to be the damsel in distress whilst Diane Lane is only present for franchise building. Worst of all though Is Hayden Christensen as David Rice. No attempt is made to develop his character so he just remains an unlikeable asshole throughout the film and as a result, it's hard to want him to succeed.

On the plus side, there are some decent action sequences but that isn't enough to save this from being a painful bore.
March 14, 2018
Concept very cool, for like 15 minutes. Then the concept gets really boring.
March 10, 2018
The opening is promising, creating an interesting idea for movie. The rest of the movie is an underdeveloped mess with basically no pay off whatsover
½ February 24, 2018
awesome movie with a really cool concept and something that I love imagining being able to do. Good action and cool scenes. definitely has it's flaws but overall very entertaining. and i enjoy the love story. bilson is adorable (about 5 viewings)
½ February 3, 2018
At one point early on in this, Hayden Christiansen's 'character' is seen using his powers to move around his flat because he can't be arsed to walk. This is a metaphor for the whole film. All this power, and all he does is save himself the effort of traditional transport to go to places we can all go to and to steal money to fund it. A sort of unusual thief on a permanent gap year. That's it, really. Proof that, no matter how lucky you are (winning the lottery springs to mind), if you haven't got the imagination it's wasted on you. This could have been a good film and the seeds of development are in the meeting up of Christiansen with fellow jumper, Jamie Bell. Unfortunately, his 'character' is also so woefully underdeveloped and unattractive that the storyline quickly palls. Sure, Christiansen's got the money, the travel and the girl. But didn't he get that in real life anyway by just being a piss poor actor?
December 31, 2017
It was a fun and great movie!
½ December 21, 2017
The effects are solid and the premise is cool. That's where the praise ends. With one-dimensional characters, an uneven plot and lame performances, Jumper just isn't good at all.
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