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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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Budget:

$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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The movie takes place in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The high school depicted is Huron High School, which writer David S. Goyer attended. Area teens were cast as extras for scenes in and around the school. See more »

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In a wide, high-angle establishing shot of the Colosseum, a film crew, camera, and dolly tracks are clearly visible on a nearby street. 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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Lil' King Kong
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A tightly made film that could have been so much better.
12 February 2008 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Stunning effects, swooping camera angles, and an interesting concept more than make up for the film's defects - namely Hayden Christensen - reprising the gloomy, wounded, misunderstood, petulant anti-hero role he played so ineffectively in the Star Wars prequels.

The other performances were sound (Samuel L Jackson's hair included) with Jamie Bell particularly outstanding as the nervy Griffin. His performance adds to the frantic energy of the film and every scene without him is the poorer for it.

While the pacing and energy of the film keeps you glued to your seat, it is only on reflection that I realised how unsatisfying the story ultimately was - leaving me with an "is that all?" kind of feeling. The answer, of course, will probably be 'No' as this film seems to have been made with the idea of sequels firmly in sight.

All in all - a tightly made film, with the scenes inside the Colosseum worth the price of admission alone - if only they'd cast someone else in the lead role!


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