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PLOT SUMMARY: Kid discovers he can teleport — and eventually discovers that there has been a secret society trying to kill these “jumpers” since medieval time.

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Crime doesn’t pay…Unless you can teleport.

PEOPLE: Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker). Jamie Bell. The incredibly hot Rachel Bilson (The O.C.), with her incredible brown eyes. Samual L. Jackson — as a bad guy, for once. With white hair. But only his hair. Not his beard. Also a TINY part by Kristen Stewart (Bella from Twilight), who ends up being the main character’s sister. Young Millie is briefly played by the main female star of Bridge To Terabithia, AnnaSophia Robb.

QUIRKS: Based on a book.

VISUALS: Excellent fights involving teleportation!

BAD STUFF: Some might complain that this is more action-heavy than story-heavy. Or that it’s cliche. Uh.. yea. This is a comic book in movie form. Expect that.

CONCLUSION: A generic, but solid exploration of superpowers. Comparable to “Push”. Good fight scenes. Not much story. It’s also a very short movie, and is over quite fast. I liked this better than Carolyn.

Clint: Netflix: 4/5 stars. IMDB: 7/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 7/10. “I’m not sure why I didn’t like it.  The story had good potential, but I was annoyed by the acting or something.  Also, maybe it felt too rushed.”

The native public rating for this movie is Netflix: 3.4/5 stars (3.7/5 stars for people who rate like me), IMDB: 5.9/10.

RECOMMENDATION: Superhero-lovers should check this out.

SIMILAR MOVIES: Looking forward to Jumper 2 in 2011. Looks like [highlight for spoilers] his mom is gonna be the antagonist next time. Too bad I didn’t see this before Disaster Movie, which briefly spoofs this. I’d say the movie most similar to this would be the movie Push.

MOVIE QUOTE: 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.

COINCIDENCES: (Terminator 4:Salvation,Jumpers) 2 movies 2 nights in a row where someone wanted to blow the bad guys up in a way that would also kill innocents, with someone else objecting to this and going in to save them.

FRIENDS’ RATINGS: Eric M & Jordan really liked it. Christian liked it. Rebekah & Daniel H hated it.

Mood: full

Music: Pixies – Weird At My School