Jumper

Anywhere. Anything. Instantly.
Anywhere. Anything. Instantly.
JUMPER (12)
D: Doug Liman
20th Century Fox (Arnon Milchan, Lucas Foster, Jay Sanders & Simon Kinberg)
US 2008
88 mins

Science Fiction/Fantasy

W: David S. Goyer, Jim Uhls & Simon Kinberg [based on the novel by Steven Gould]
DP: Barry Peterson
Ed: Saar Klein, Don Zimmerman & Dean Zimmerman
Mus: John Powell

Hayden Christensen (David Rice), Jamie Bell (Griffin O'Connor), Samuel L. Jackson (Roland Cox), Rachel Bilson (Millie Harris), Diane Lane (Mary Rice), Michael Rocker (William Rice)

Conceptually, this could have been a novel edition to the superhero genre. Based tellingly on a young adult novel, it concerns a group of "jumpers", who have the ability to teleport anywhere on the globe. Hayden Christensen is one of these, using his power to rob banks and living his life like a douche, but then develops a conscience and tries to find his mother.
It's a shame that a promising concept was wasted with a storyline and script that are complete bollocks. Samuel L. Jackson really has chosen some stinkers during his career, whereas Hayden Christensen stinks up the screen in virtually everything he's ever been in. His lack of talent is truly apparent here and the constant smarmy look on his face may well have you reaching for the off button.
4/10
 
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