As a comic book fan with an avid imagination I\\\'ve often wondered what it would be like to have super powers. I\\\'ve dreamed of being able to fly like Superman, stretch my body like Mr. Fantastic, and super strength like the Hulk. Jumper dreams of just such things.
What if you had the ability to teleport yourself to any location on the planet. What would you do? Where would you go? Would you visit Paris, Rome, or London. Or would you rob banks? Bypa**ing all security by teleporting directly in and out of the vault. The most important question though is, who\\\'s watching?
That\ \\'s what this movie is about. Hayden Christensen once again squares off against Sammuel L. Jackson. Christensen plays a young man who thinks he has the world robbing banks and traveling the world with his teleportation powers. Jackson in turn plays the head of an organization that has been hunting down Jumpers (that\\\'s what people with these powers are called) since the Crusades.
The concept of this film has so much potential and the movie lives up to all of it. One minute they\\\'re in Michigan the next in New York and the next in London. This makes the movie very fast paced. They do slow it down between fight scenes so you can catch your bearings. Speaking of the fight scenes...
When they made this movie they were never saying \\\"This performance is award winning.\\\" But I wouldn\\\'t be surprised if they said \\\"We\\\'re gonna win an MTV Movie Award for coolest fight scene.\\\" The fight scenes are almost as much of a blur as the ones in Transformers. My only complaint about Transformers was the fact that the fight scenes were so fast paced that half the time I didn\\\'t know which robot was fighting which robot. This is almost as bad with the constant scene changes during the fights. Though they do fight in one place just long enough for you to figure out where they are.
I was never to pleased with Christensen\\\' s performance in the Star Wars films. Well I should say film. I never did see Episode II and I only say Episode III because I wanted see the transformation from Aniken to Vader. Christensen was whinny through the whole film. Even as he was doing battle with Obi Wan he made the character seem annoying. Because of this performance I really questioned if Christensen could act. I think this film redeemed him.
Jackson... What can I say about Sam Jackson that hasn\\\'t already been said. He\\\'s a great actor. One of the best out there right now. Jackson is always at his best when he\\\'s playing the villain. The character isn\\\'t to sinister but killing isn\\\'t beyond him. I was really glad to see him back in the villain role.
All in all I rate this one as \\\"It would be a nice addition to my collection.\\\" For all of those that don\\\'t know my rating system is based on how essential I think it is to own the film. Here\\\'s how the rating system goes from highest to lowest: Must own: I gotta get this one as soon as it comes out. It would be a nice addition to my collection: I gotta have it but I\\\'m in no hurry to own it. I\\\'d buy it if it was in the $5.99 bin at Wal-Mart: I\\\'d be nice to own but I refuse to pay full price. Rent it: It\\\'d be good for a one time watch but I don\\\'t wanna see it enough to own it. Skip it: This movie is not worth spending a single cent on. As you can see the rating system is based upon if I\\\'d own it. Keep an eye on my blogs for reviews.