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Will Make You Want To Become A Different Kind Of Jumper :'(,
This review is from: Jumper [DVD]  (DVD)
I am a bit of a Sci-Fi nut and will take a chance on any film, regardless of reviews. So it feels a bit pointless writing a review that like minded people will also ignore - but I feel I have a moral obligation to warn you of this brain-melting abomination.
Jumper is amongst the worst films I have ever seen because it commits the cardinal sin of showing promise and flushing it down the toilet. To clarify: despite a massive budget, Jumper is devoid of thought and utterly soulless. It's like watching an advert for Baked Beans whilst flicking through a holiday brochure. When the credits rolled I realised I couldn't remember the start, or the middle, or anything up to that point. But they do say that the human mind blanks out particularly traumatic events.
Okay, I lied... I can remember some of it: Jumper is a film about a couple of guys that can teleport - they can just, like, do it. Oh, and the generic bad guys want to murder them because teleporting is naughty. That's it. There is no fictional technology involved; no secret history/back-story divulged; no character development; no intrigue; no connection to the characters; no plot - unless you count the cookie-cutter "OMG, bad guys have my girl!" plot near the end of the film.
I just wanted some light entertainment for £5 - now I wish I had rolled up that fiver and poked myself in the eyes with it for 90 minutes. This film makes Robocop 3 look like Citizen Kane.