Movie Review: Jumper

While the preview looked pretty awesome, I have to say that overall? I wasn’t that impressed with Jumper.
We won’t go into names, but a certain “Jumper” happens to like to rob banks and commit absolutely stupid decisions. Even at his age, I kept on thinking… you stupid idiot, quit thinking like that, the ENTIRE movie. I think for whatever reason, the script was trying to portray him as a hurt individual and emotional but it just came across as the guy had no plain sense and you wondered how he lasted as long as he did.
At some point, you meet up with a secondary character (another Jumper) which makes it a bit more interesting. In fact, I probably would have preferred that character to be the guy in charge. Usually, people aren’t interested in characters that basically put all sorts of people’s lives in danger and then look down and say a pitiful “sorry”. Not that this happened, but it might as well have.
What captured me in the end was what was in the preview. Which was the teleportation effects. That in itself would hold your attention span for a little bit, but not long enough to make you pay attention due to the main character’s immaturity. Definitely not what I’d expect from an adaptation from Stephen Gould’s novel, but what do I know. Apparently, a lot of people went to see it in the theaters even though the critics also thought it stunk.

  • Dude, we loved the movie. I’ve not read the book and I’m sorry you’re so jaded. Maybe if Blockbuster had been sending you the crap we get. Jumper was light years better than the usual Will Ferrell and Ben Stein crap.

  • Dude, we loved the movie. I’ve not read the book and I’m sorry you’re so jaded. Maybe if Blockbuster had been sending you the crap we get. Jumper was light years better than the usual Will Ferrell and Ben Stein crap.

  • True. I’ll admit that I liked Jumper better than most Will Ferrell movies. But overall, that character just acted super stupid. Maybe it’s just me, but anyone with that kind of power that acts like that? Would have been caught a long long time ago.

  • darkmoon

    True. I’ll admit that I liked Jumper better than most Will Ferrell movies. But overall, that character just acted super stupid. Maybe it’s just me, but anyone with that kind of power that acts like that? Would have been caught a long long time ago.

  • He did the very first thing I would do, rob a bank. And he risked everything for love. Man, if that ain’t my life.

  • He did the very first thing I would do, rob a bank. And he risked everything for love. Man, if that ain’t my life.

  • lol. Perhaps, but there are smarter things to go about doing both things. Let’s be honest here. The most clever of them never get caught. Why? Because they outthink everyone and have played out all the scenarios. This guy was a fly by the seat of pants type of guy.
    And those kinds of people? I truly don’t believe that he wouldn’t have been screwed way earlier. Mistakes like that are just a big no-no. And on top of that, he cleared those banks without any cameras catching his face? I’m pretty sure cameras are in vaults.
    Just too many holes in the script. Decent sci-fi I suppose, but that guy still ticked me off since I don’t think I’d ever pull some of those stupid stunts. Really lame.

  • darkmoon

    lol. Perhaps, but there are smarter things to go about doing both things. Let’s be honest here. The most clever of them never get caught. Why? Because they outthink everyone and have played out all the scenarios. This guy was a fly by the seat of pants type of guy.
    And those kinds of people? I truly don’t believe that he wouldn’t have been screwed way earlier. Mistakes like that are just a big no-no. And on top of that, he cleared those banks without any cameras catching his face? I’m pretty sure cameras are in vaults.
    Just too many holes in the script. Decent sci-fi I suppose, but that guy still ticked me off since I don’t think I’d ever pull some of those stupid stunts. Really lame.