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Review: Jumper

by Parm Mann on 22 February 2008, 14:27

Tags: Jumper, Twentieth Century Fox

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Anywhere is Possible


Sci-Fi teleportation flick, Jumper, directed by Doug Liman and starring Hayden Christensen alongside Samuel L. Jackson, tells the tale of David Rice (Christensen), a young man who discovers the ability to teleport himself anywhere. Using his new talents, Rice begins to live the life we all dream of, until he discovers a war that has been raging for thousands of years between "Jumpers" and those who have sworn to kill them.

Teleportation ranks right up there among flying as one of the things we'd all love to be able to do. As a result, Jumper has a natural attraction at the box office and few wouldn't want to see what the movie has in store.

Unfortunately, it doesn't have much in store at all. Despite a promising concept and what seems like an intriguing story, Jumper literally jumps from plot hole to plot hole and proves to be a truly lacklustre movie-going experience.

I found the movie so abysmal in fact, I don't even know where to start. So, lets just start with the flawed story and then we'll jump right onto something else.