Jumper review

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The science fiction thriller leaps to a new realm with Jumper, which begins the epic adventures of a man who discovers that he has the exhilarating ability to instantly teleport anywhere in the world he can imagine. From New York to Tokyo, from the ruins of Rome to the heart of the Saharan Desert, anywhere is possible for David Rice (Hayden Christensen), until he begins to see his freedom is not total, and that he’s not alone… but part of an ongoing, global war that threatens the very survival of his rare and extraordinary kind.

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I had a really low opinion of Hayden Christensen after the first couple Star Wars prequels, but this is the movie that showed me he’s actually a pretty capable actor. Additionally, this was the movie that I read an interview with the author of the books it’s based on and he said something to the effect of “I’m happy with the changes they made with the story, more people will buy the books now because of the wider exposure!”.

Then I went and bought the book. Then the sequel, the comics, the next book, some of his other books, and a few other things by him too, so I guess that proved his point.

The general public didn’t love this film as much as I do and that’s a shame, because it means we’re not going to get a sequel and the world is lessor for that.

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    7 Responses to Jumper review

    1. Yeah, the movie wasn’t that bad.

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    2. Loved the movie, loved the books even more.

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    3. I thought the movie was great. I also have the books in my to read list. I still have a few dozen books in front of them still but I’ll get around to them for sure.

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    4. Not a fan of the movie myself. Quite enjoyed Jamie Bell as Griffin and just wanted to see him as the main character instead the whole time.

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    5. I saw this as in in a plane on a trans-Atlantic flight. It was worth watching to pass the time, but I thought it was a bit hokey, especially the ending. I’d rate it 2½ out of 5 “meh”s.

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    6. Having read the books I was disappointed in the movie. They took an interesting story about a kid who learns he can teleport and deals with his power in both good and bad ways and made it into a run of the mill action flick with a plot so thin they had to cram in the templar plotline.

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