Saturday, February 16, 2008


Doug Liman's "Jumper" is watchable for the special effects and the rematch between Anakin and MAce Windu. Other than that it's a generic action film (with the major set pieces shown in the trailers) without a generic good vs. evil theme.

Normally that would be great; good stories don't give answers, they ask questions. But "Jumper" fails to address even the most basic question prompted by the existence of their powers. It could've taken a libertarian tack and implied that jumpers have the right to do those things "because they can." Or maybe a Spiderman-ish "with great power..."

But no, we had to get Emo!Anakin again, whining because a covert group is trying to prevent him from robbing banks and seducing his childhood crush.

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