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Jumper (2008)

Director:
Doug Liman
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Science Fiction/Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Jumper
RUNNING TIME
88 minutes
Producer:
Lucas Foster
Simon Kinberg
Stacy Maes
Jay Sanders
Screenwriter (based on the novel by Steven Gould):
David S. Goyer
Jim Uhls
Simon Kinberg


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
David Rice Hayden Christensen
Rolan Samuel L. Jackson
Mary Rice Diane Lane
Griffin Jamie Bell
Millie Rachel Bilson
William Rice Michael Rooker
Mr. Bowker Tom Hulce
Sophie Kristen Stewart
Mark Kobold Teddy Dunn

 

Review

Like many post-Matrix sci/fi-action movies, Jumper is made with the intention of showing off the idea and the technical possibilities it spawns, rather than exploring these possibilities from the confines of the story. This means that this is a film that won't work if you ask too many questions; it's a roller-coaster film with an infantile charm and attraction (who haven't dreamed of having David Rice's talent?), but with a plot structure as customary as this, your own fantasy will be more challenging than the script by Goyer, Uhls and Kinberg. We're presented abundances of images depicting teleporting, but surprisingly few thoughts on the matter. Whatever reach Doug Liman takes, it is purely geographical. And the monotonous Hayden Christensen cannot breathe life into what should have been a fun way of living until he gets help from the enjoyable Jamie Bell, whereas Samuel L. Jackson once again makes as little as he can out of another stock character. Dying his hair just isn't enough.

Copyright 22.2.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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