I finally watched: Jumper

And I didn’t feel like jumping afterwards.  Not off a cliff, the roof, or even down a flight of stairs.  It certainly wasn’t a “good” movie.  I’m sure I would have been a bit more angry if I’d paid $10 to see it in a theater.  But, all in all, it was enjoyable to finally knock that off my list.

Curiousity drove me to see Jumper,

and it didn’t kill me.

It’s hard to get into too many specifics, but it falls into a lot of the same holes that “super hero” movies do: where the audience knows his capabilities way before he does but we have to sit and wait for him to figure it out.  And unlike Iron Man, the figuring it out scenes just are not that interesting.

Bonus: You get to see Hayden Christensen tasered.  Multiple times.

Bonus: Samuel L. Jackson tasering Hayden Chistensen.  Ironic given knowledge of Star Wars: Episode III

Bonus: Fight scenes with jumping were really well done, but a bit short.

Negative: The ending….

Anyway, if you were curious about the movie and go in with suitably low expectations you should not be too dissapointed.  That’s what I did.  And it’s a good excuse to eat spicy popcorn.

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