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Jumper (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  14 February 2008 (USA)
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A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.

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Jumpers can reach other planets and travel in time, as well as their capacity for espionage.

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Storyline

David Rice is a high school student in Ann Arbor, abandoned by his mother at five, living with his callous, alcoholic father, enamored with Millie, a fellow student, and picked on by at least one classmate. On a winter's day, while about to drown, he discovers he can transport himself instantaneously to anyplace on earth. He runs away from home, goes to New York City, robs a bank vault, and comes to the attention of a shadowy group of government hunters. Eight years later, the hunters, led by the murderous Roland, get a fix on David. He heads home, searches out Millie, invites her to travel with him, and only later realizes that Roland and his crew are seriously deadly. Is everyone close to David in danger? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, some language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,068,803 (UK) (15 February 2008)

Gross:

$80,170,146 (USA) (4 July 2008)
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In the original novel, Roland Cox's first name was Brian. It was most likely changed to avoid confusion with actor Brian Cox. The character's name was changed from Brian to Roland to reflect the stories of ancient France. The paladins, led by Roland, served Charlemagne similar to the stories of England's Arthur and the knights of the round table. Since the paladins were not in the novel on which the movie was based, and were added to the screenplay, the name Roland is more appropriate. See more »

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When David teleports to the school library while his father is trying to open the door, his father closes the bedroom door when he leaves. When David teleports back to the room, the bedroom door is open, and David closes it again. See more »

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David Rice: Let me tell you about my day so far. Coffee in Paris, surfed the Maldives, took a little nap on Kilimanjaro. Oh, yeah, I got digits from this Polish chick in Rio. And then I jumped back for the final quarter of the N.B.A. finals - courtside of course. And all that was before lunch. I could go on, but all I'm saying is, I'm standing on top of the world.
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Not All Movies Are Intended To Be Groundbreaking
21 February 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Some people have unrealistic expectations. This movie is aimed mostly at teens and sci-fi fans or anyone wanting a good popcorn movie to kill two hours of their life. If that's not your thing then don't complain if you didn't like it.

If you can't stand Hayden Christensen, then don't see a Hayden Christensen movie. It's as simple as that, folks. He's not Johnny Depp or Leonardo DiCaprio, don't expect an Oscar worthy performance. However he's not bad on the eyes and as shy as he is, he's not unbearable on screen.

Personally I thought it was entertaining from beginning to end, not memorable. Acting was bearable, Sam Jackson played a badass as usual. There was a bit of humour, I liked Jamie Bell's character. It's a fun concept and with and imagination like mine the possibilities of such a power are unlimited.

I did feel that you never really connected with the characters on an emotional level and the plot was very straight forward and basic. No twists and the ending was fairly dull.

It did bring up some interesting points, like real world superpowers. Yet as an Alan Moore fan this isn't anything particularly new.


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