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Coco Pops
February 8th, 2008, 07:26 PM
Is anyone planning on seeing this movie?

All the trailers look really good and it's being released here
in Australia on my birthday, the 14th so I plan to go treat
myself to a fun movie.

When does it come out for you guys?

P-90_177
February 8th, 2008, 07:28 PM
yeah it looks pretty good.

ShadowMaat
February 8th, 2008, 07:29 PM
I remember reading the novel YEARS ago and liking it. I'll probably give the movie a shot although I don't think it's actually based on the book I read. Same concept, different character, maybe.

parisindy
February 8th, 2008, 07:52 PM
I read the book ages and and the sequel and not there is Jumper : griffin's story!

I so can't wait to see it!!!

Coco Pops
February 8th, 2008, 07:56 PM
I read the book ages and and the sequel and not there is Jumper : griffin's story!

I so can't wait to see it!!!


Me too..... I didn't know there were books.

What dates does it come out for you guys? For us it's Feb 14


OH and is that Morgan Freeman in the movie? Like how the frick does
he pop up in like a bazallion movies? He's like this movie whore who
pops up everywhere? or like Q

Major Tyler
February 8th, 2008, 08:00 PM
I'm looking forward to this movie.
OH and is that Morgan Freeman in the movie?*sigh* That's Samuel L. Jackson. :rolleyes:

the fifth man
February 8th, 2008, 08:52 PM
This movie definitely looks promising. I'll probably end up checking it out, sooner or later.

Coco Pops
February 8th, 2008, 08:53 PM
I'm looking forward to this movie.*sigh* That's Samuel L. Jackson. :rolleyes:



OK OK my excuse is that I wasn't looking too closely when the trailer
was on... Was staring into Emma's eyes

Jeffala
February 8th, 2008, 08:57 PM
Very few movies rate going to a theater these days, but I'll probably check it on DVD.

Coco Pops
February 8th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Very few movies rate going to a theater these days, but I'll probably check it on DVD.


I wouldn't agree completely with that. Attonement was good

Gandom
February 8th, 2008, 09:52 PM
I just can't stand going to theaters these days, so I'll watch it whenever it's on a movie channel.

Coco Pops
February 8th, 2008, 10:18 PM
I just can't stand going to theaters these days, so I'll watch it whenever it's on a movie channel.


May I ask what annoys you about movie theaters?

Teelie
February 8th, 2008, 10:19 PM
I'm planning on seeing it, just not sure when.

Jeffala
February 8th, 2008, 10:34 PM
May I ask what annoys you about movie theaters?

In the words of Sartre, "Hell is other people."

cheese
February 9th, 2008, 02:34 AM
I was really looking forward to it but I've heard a few not so good things about it. Will probably still see it, and planning on reading the book(s) when I get around to it.

fugiman
February 9th, 2008, 03:49 AM
As much as Hayden Christensen ruined Star Wars I will be giving him and Samuel L Jackson another shot at this one and it looks pretty good to me and maybe I will check the books out soon too

Arga
February 9th, 2008, 04:00 AM
May I ask what annoys you about movie theaters?

for me, it's the noise of people eating pop-corn or other bagged snacks, talking, making noise, not being quiet, laughing when it's not funny, and the risk of arriving late and not have a good well-centered seat...

But anyway, Jumper is on my list of films I'd gladly go to see in the cinema.
Just by a reading a single sentence of what it is about, and a look at its movie poster. And I don't want to watch any trailer.

I always fear watching trailers, because when I saw "Terminator 2" at the theater, I hadn't seen any, and I was pretty sure that Arnold was the bad guy (machine, i mean) naturally. then when it turned out he was the good guy, after 1 hour of film, I thought the writers were clever to make this surprise to us. But then, back home I've seen the trailer of T2 and its "This time, he's coming to save him" stupid sentence! and I was shocked they actually revealed an important turn of events..

Can someone tell me if "Jumper"'s trailer is not too much telling about the storyline? Can I watch it without spoilers?

Thanks!

Coco Pops
February 9th, 2008, 04:06 AM
I'm excited for Jumper

But before I go see Jumper I might to see Cardigan but I do hear it has
a few holes :)

Gandom
February 9th, 2008, 09:36 AM
May I ask what annoys you about movie theaters?Whenever I've gone to a theater I've always been near a group of people who chat throughout the movie or leave their phones on and cause a bigger disruption.

Teelie
February 9th, 2008, 09:51 AM
^^^ It's why I'm considering bringing a taser or two with me the next time. No matter where you go, some idiot and his cell phone are there, or his drunken friends who talk and whisper the entire time.

The last time in fact, a woman carried on a conversation in the theater while the movie was going on and wouldn't shut up.

Gandom
February 9th, 2008, 10:07 AM
I can't forget to mention this, while watching Return of the King someone shouted out "Where's Wolverine" repeatedly.

JohnRico
February 9th, 2008, 11:23 AM
I am seeing this Opening Weekend. The trailer has had me excited for it since Day 1 of the trailer release

Coco Pops
February 9th, 2008, 03:05 PM
I do recomment before you go to see Jumper that you go see
Cardigan first, but it does have a few holes :)

ShadowMaat
February 9th, 2008, 03:19 PM
*negs CLE for bad punning* :P

Jumper_One
February 10th, 2008, 05:04 PM
interesting topic :P yeah I just watched a trailer and it looks like a cool movie

Tempis
February 10th, 2008, 06:57 PM
As much as Hayden Christensen ruined Star Wars I will be giving him and Samuel L Jackson another shot at this one and it looks pretty good to me and maybe I will check the books out soon too

Hayden Christensen didn't ruin Star Wars. George Lucas' direction and writing ruined Star Wars. I have seen all of the actors in the prequel trilogy in other films and they are all fair to excelent actors. Oh, and I plan on seeing Jumper this weekend, though I have also read some not-so-good things about the movie.

pavaneofstars
February 12th, 2008, 09:09 AM
Yep, planing to go see this when it's out. I saw the trailer for this a month or so ago and thought that it looked really good.


May I ask what annoys you about movie theaters?
I was shocked when a father brought his 3-year-old son (maybe 4 year old) to see Transformers at the theater last summer! There was an empty seat between us. I thought for sure the loud noises and fast action scenes might freak out the poor child or that he would be fidgeting throughout the film. This kid sat through the entire film, never heard a peep out of him and I was able to enjoy the movie.

Traveler Enroute1
February 12th, 2008, 09:37 AM
Actually got to attend the premiere of the movie last night, courtesy of NY Comic Con. It was advertised as a screening so we nearly got floored when ALL the cast stars walked into the theater, live and smiling and everything! On top of that, we got free popcorn and drinks - I liked the movie before I saw it! ;)

I'll post my review after its release. But in short, I definitely enjoyed it. It's a special effects tour de force, and not a bad story. I didn't have the background of the novels, still I was able to follow most of the story.

Just sayin', I would recommend it highly. It's fun.

Coco Pops
February 12th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Yep, planing to go see this when it's out. I saw the trailer for this a month or so ago and thought that it looked really good.


I was shocked when a father brought his 3-year-old son (maybe 4 year old) to see Transformers at the theater last summer! There was an empty seat between us. I thought for sure the loud noises and fast action scenes might freak out the poor child or that he would be fidgeting throughout the film. This kid sat through the entire film, never heard a peep out of him and I was able to enjoy the movie.



Transformers was a cool movie....... But I had problems with it
when they took the fight into the heart of that city..... The
directors either didn't want us to see or didn't care but there
had to be hundreds, if not thousdands of dead people.

Daedalus-304
February 12th, 2008, 02:38 PM
I'll probably wait for the DVD


May I ask what annoys you about movie theaters?

I don't like crowds for one.

If you sit too far in the center, (getting a good view) chances are people block your exit, which make it hard if you need to use the bathroom or get refills.

Seats seem like they are designed for people 5' tall which makes it a pain when you're 6'4''

People laughing at stuff that's not funny. This is also why I refuse to watch any TV show with laugh tracks. No matter how funny or good the show might be, laugh tracks completely ruin it for me.

Traveler Enroute1
February 15th, 2008, 11:10 AM
Well, the movie's out, the verdicts' are still coming in but sadly, JUMPER is going to be convicted of too much, too little and anything in-between. :S

I'm posting my review I wrote for NY Comic Con. Beware of slight spoilers, and that my review contrasts starkly with the ones I've read so far.

Review: JUMPER

Well, the screening of JUMPER turned out to be a Premiere, complete with ALL the cast stars in attendance! That made the actual starting time of 8 pm worth the waiting.

First, thumbs’ up. JUMPER is a fun action – adventure with just enough drama to keep you caring. What started as a typical high school angst scenario quickly swept us into a unique mystery. Director David Liman elevated his trademark cut ‘n’ fight/chase technique to a new level. Add the cool twist of teleporting and the action scenes take on an enhancing twist. Be warned that things happen literally in the blink of an eye, so pay attention!

Hayden Christensen plays his character with a disarming innocence that is abruptly kicked into maturity when spoilsport forces enter his life. Rachel Bilson as his childhood sweetheart, Millie, brings a missing meaning to David, who practically grew up on his own, without a care and wanting for nothing. Samuel L. Jackson plays the obsessed Roland, a Paladin (aka Jumper hunter) with semi-psychotic relish. His hair was quite spooky, too. So: Paladins, snarky fellow jumpers (Jamie Bell) and the world to play and die in – what a life.

Mixed with a little romance (with such adorable stars, of course there’s romance!), lots of bone crunching and ouchies galore and nifty special effects, JUMPER keeps you guessing. The globe-hopping scene changes were breathtaking. And the final action fight scene will, dare I say, blow you away. Some questions linger such as the on and off seismic aftermath of some teleporting and the genesis of the paladins crusade against jumpers but fear not. This is most likely the first of its kind; the possibilities of a sequel seem high. A fast paced movie worth the time.
Just sayin', some critics made justifiable calls on the movie's sketchy pre-story and Diana Lane being dropped in at the conclusion. That is when they weren't trying to be clever instead. I had expectations of maybe a throwdown with the two groups, but hey. I do know that during the last minutes of the climatic fight the theater was as quiet as a classroom after school; no one wanted to miss anything! I'd love them to develop this more; we'll see. My take and I'm sticking to it. :cool:

ToasterOnFire
February 15th, 2008, 09:43 PM
Saw it tonight (instead of SGA, heh). I enjoyed it. Pretty fast paced, great action scenes, fun cat and mouse chases. I've always found Hayden Christensen to be kinda wooden though - the only movie I really liked him in was Shattered Glass.

My major irk was that it was such a blatant setup for a sequel what with Roland and David's mom still out there and David's bud on the loose. No real details on why people are jumpers either. It's frustrating when a movie ends with more questions than answers.

parisindy
February 15th, 2008, 10:34 PM
Saw it tonight (instead of SGA, heh). I enjoyed it. Pretty fast paced, great action scenes, fun cat and mouse chases. I've always found Hayden Christensen to be kinda wooden though - the only movie I really liked him in was Shattered Glass.

My major irk was that it was such a blatant setup for a sequel what with Roland and David's mom still out there and David's bud on the loose. No real details on why people are jumpers either. It's frustrating when a movie ends with more questions than answers.


i think they were setting up for a sequel there

i love jamie bell and loved griffin in the book!! wish there was more about him
I find his story more interesting then David's... so love the books! it was so cool finally seeing Griff's cave! gahh!
i enjoyed it alot...its been a long time since i wanted to see a movie so badly

i enjoyed it

Traveler Enroute1
February 16th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Saw it tonight (instead of SGA, heh). I enjoyed it. Pretty fast paced, great action scenes, fun cat and mouse chases. I've always found Hayden Christensen to be kinda wooden though - the only movie I really liked him in was Shattered Glass.

My major irk was that it was such a blatant setup for a sequel what with Roland and David's mom still out there and David's bud on the loose. No real details on why people are jumpers either. It's frustrating when a movie ends with more questions than answers.
Agreed. Definitely meant to spark interest by ending the way they did. They intend to answer the questions in another movie, perhaps. But that shorts the current movie a bit.

What, you missed SGA? You missed a goodie if you like action scenes and cat 'n' mouse chases! IMHO, of course.


i think they were setting up for a sequel there
i love jamie bell and loved griffin in the book!! wish there was more about him
I find his story more interesting then David's... so love the books! it was so cool finally seeing Griff's cave! gahh!
i enjoyed it alot...its been a long time since i wanted to see a movie so badly
i enjoyed it
I think if they develop another movie, Jamie's character would be a natural focus. He's the one with all the knowledge of "the war" and possibly with contacts. And yeah, his cave was cool, and I didn't read the book. Nice contrast to the way Griffin lived out of sight while David lived it up in hyper-style.

Just sayin', I didn't pay much attention to the promos until recently but it caught my attention. I had fun watching and hope they follow up with a well planned sequel.

Major Tyler
February 16th, 2008, 07:32 PM
Some questions linger such as the on and off seismic aftermath of some teleporting...I got the impression that when a Jumper is inexperienced or tries to teleport while distracted, the jump scar is more destructive. If they have time to concentrate, the wormhole is much more stable. During one of the fight scenes, Griffin used his jump scar to knock Roland on his ass, and David used it to throw Mike into a wall in anger.

aintright
February 16th, 2008, 07:45 PM
watched it last night and was pleasantly surprised:D

had heard bad reviews and such!!


but it was over as quick as it started and wasn't bored for a moment!:p

but i must say i thought Jamie Bell stole the show ... he was awesome!!! absolutely brilliant!!!



teehee!!:jack_new15:

Traveler Enroute1
February 16th, 2008, 08:14 PM
I got the impression that when a Jumper is inexperienced or tries to teleport while distracted, the jump scar is more destructive. If they have time to concentrate, the wormhole is much more stable. During one of the fight scenes, Griffin used his jump scar to knock Roland on his ass, and David used it to throw Mike into a wall in anger.
Jump scar; ok, I get that image. And yeah, by the end of the film I kind of saw that inexperience or emotional extremes caused the little quakes. Thanks for confirming. Also it seems a jumper can "channel" (invoke) a scar like your example with Griffin, and David's ending gambit.

watched it last night and was pleasantly surprised:D
had heard bad reviews and such!!

but it was over as quick as it started and wasn't bored for a moment!:p

but i must say i thought Jamie Bell stole the show ... he was awesome!!! absolutely brilliant!!!

teehee!!:jack_new15:

Reviews have been down-pin, but they were for lots of sci-fi movies, so I tend to judge seeing a movie on other criteria. And Jamie Bell was a dynamic presence. That's why I'm sure if there's a sequel he'll have to be featured prominently.

Just sayin', the movie is worth seeing.

Daedalus-304
February 16th, 2008, 08:37 PM
watched it last night and was pleasantly surprised:D

had heard bad reviews and such!!


That's why I never trust movie reviews anymore. They always give bad reviews to good movies. I also think it's funny how the movies that gets the best reviews and get all the awards, no one goes to see them.

scifi_girl
February 17th, 2008, 11:07 AM
I am definetly going to go and see this film, from the trailer it looks like a really good film

Coco Pops
February 17th, 2008, 04:31 PM
That's why I never trust movie reviews anymore. They always give bad reviews to good movies. I also think it's funny how the movies that gets the best reviews and get all the awards, no one goes to see them.



I really do think that movie critics sometimes are paid to poo poo certain films to promote ones that are not that good ... Or they give really good reviews to crap films to divert people from the good ones.

the fifth man
February 17th, 2008, 07:30 PM
I definitely enjoyed this movie. I saw it earlier today, and was pleasantly surprised. I wouldn't mind a sequel at all.

Traveler Enroute1
February 19th, 2008, 09:26 AM
Just sayin', JUMPER was #1 on this weekend's tallies. :)

marielabbott
February 19th, 2008, 11:39 AM
I saw Jumper this weekend. It was a fun action/adventure, I thought. I liked it. I wish I had read the books though, I probably would've enjoyed it even more. But I plan to read them now. :)

I hope there is a sequal and it focuses on Griffin. He was an interesting, snarky character. Not that I disliked David, I just wish we had learned a bit more about Griffin.

Aussie_86
February 20th, 2008, 03:48 AM
Anyone got the names of the books? and the author? I've been looking for some good books to read, and went to see the movie. I liked it a lot. Wouldn't mind reading the books now.

Cheers
Aussie

Jeffala
February 20th, 2008, 05:16 AM
Anyone got the names of the books? and the author? I've been looking for some good books to read, and went to see the movie. I liked it a lot. Wouldn't mind reading the books now.

Cheers
Aussie

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumper_%28novel%29

GATEGOD
February 24th, 2008, 01:09 PM
I loved this movie. The feeling at the end that their could be more was really well done and makes me hopeful. I loved the way they did it and I think it should continue on. An amazing concept.

bliv
March 13th, 2008, 07:01 AM
I'm going to have to go against the grain and say I wasn't impressed. I'll try to justify myself on that.

I love the concept and most of the ideas. The teleportation gimmick is neat, simple and allows for many possibilites. Too many possibilities for a feature film I felt. There was so much in the movie, yet there was so little. Let me summarise briefly: Paladins, other Jumpers, a love interest, Mother being a Paladin, Father getting killed, consequences of being a Jumper etc.

Now it may all sound great but they never really took the time to flesh things out enough for my liking. The early parts of the film focused on David finding out he can 'jump' and learning to develop this skill. I really felt the scenes were rather under developed and missed the spot on the key issues. Initially it seemed like fear or panic triggered his jump to escape the ice. Again with his father. Later he is just able to jump almost at will. It would have been great to have developed this angle out to let the viewer understand more about the teleportation. Perhaps in doing so it would have built David more as a character.

The girlfriend angle was again something I felt was a little lacking. I liked the way they included the childhood sweetheart thing, but I felt that on David's return it was almost too quick, easy and convenient for them to hookup and disappear to the other side of the world. When he first entered the bar I had thought that the other kid would be dating his girl, adding a little competition and further developing the characters.

The concept of other Jumpers is again great. Griffin quickly comes over as an interesting character but apart from a few crumbs we aren't thrown too much of his backstory. Although it could be said that what we are given gives us an insight into the way he operates I reckon there is a lot to the character that could be filled in with detail. In the end I felt he was David, but with less of a conscience. Happy to duck and dive while living the good life but coming from a similar like background.

Roland is similar. He's a Paladin and kills Jumpers because of his beliefs. Why? What motivates these beliefs? Why is Roland part of the cult? How is he so skilled at taking Jumpers down? The notion of Jumpers having an enemy is good. But I'd like to know more about the 'war' between the Paladins and Jumpers. The simple explanation of "God is the only one that can be everywhere" just doesn't sit well with me. And David's mother being part of the Paladin cult? It almost seemed like an afterthough. Yes it explains her disappearance but it is something that could have been used as a major plot point.

I'm not overly dissatisfied with the end product but I think that Jumper would be better suited to a TV series. There are so many good ideas that can be introduced at a steadier pace and developed into wider story arcs including more explanation of why things are as they are. I can fully understand that the budget for a TV series wouldn't allow for the exotic locations and mind blowing visual effects etc but sometimes those things are better sacrificed for story.

Just my take...

Traveler Enroute1
March 13th, 2008, 07:02 PM
I'm going to have to go against the grain and say I wasn't impressed. I'll try to justify myself on that.

I love the concept and most of the ideas. The teleportation gimmick is neat, simple and allows for many possibilites. Too many possibilities for a feature film I felt. There was so much in the movie, yet there was so little. Let me summarise briefly: Paladins, other Jumpers, a love interest, Mother being a Paladin, Father getting killed, consequences of being a Jumper etc.

Now it may all sound great but they never really took the time to flesh things out enough for my liking. The early parts of the film focused on David finding out he can 'jump' and learning to develop this skill. I really felt the scenes were rather under developed and missed the spot on the key issues. Initially it seemed like fear or panic triggered his jump to escape the ice. Again with his father. Later he is just able to jump almost at will. It would have been great to have developed this angle out to let the viewer understand more about the teleportation. Perhaps in doing so it would have built David more as a character.

The girlfriend angle was again something I felt was a little lacking. I liked the way they included the childhood sweetheart thing, but I felt that on David's return it was almost too quick, easy and convenient for them to hookup and disappear to the other side of the world. When he first entered the bar I had thought that the other kid would be dating his girl, adding a little competition and further developing the characters.

The concept of other Jumpers is again great. Griffin quickly comes over as an interesting character but apart from a few crumbs we aren't thrown too much of his backstory. Although it could be said that what we are given gives us an insight into the way he operates I reckon there is a lot to the character that could be filled in with detail. In the end I felt he was David, but with less of a conscience. Happy to duck and dive while living the good life but coming from a similar like background.

Roland is similar. He's a Paladin and kills Jumpers because of his beliefs. Why? What motivates these beliefs? Why is Roland part of the cult? How is he so skilled at taking Jumpers down? The notion of Jumpers having an enemy is good. But I'd like to know more about the 'war' between the Paladins and Jumpers. The simple explanation of "God is the only one that can be everywhere" just doesn't sit well with me. And David's mother being part of the Paladin cult? It almost seemed like an afterthough. Yes it explains her disappearance but it is something that could have been used as a major plot point.

I'm not overly dissatisfied with the end product but I think that Jumper would be better suited to a TV series. There are so many good ideas that can be introduced at a steadier pace and developed into wider story arcs including more explanation of why things are as they are. I can fully understand that the budget for a TV series wouldn't allow for the exotic locations and mind blowing visual effects etc but sometimes those things are better sacrificed for story.

Just my take...

And a well said take it is, bliv. I think your points are made on the thread, but you just say yours so well. I also think the movie didn't make all its marks but valued the 'rush', the originality, even the questions the movie didn't answer. It's been mentioned how the flick was made to foster a sequel. Maybe they'll get it right then!

Just sayin', a tv series would be cool, but I wouldn't trust a network to take the time necessary develop it or cultivate an audience for it. Green for a very thoughtful review.

bliv
March 14th, 2008, 02:33 AM
Thanks, I was a little worried I had been over critical.

I can see that they are hinting towards a sequel but I'm concerned that they have taken the wrong approach in doing so. I have the feeling that Jumper is not going to be one of those memorable films that people will refer back to. People are going to forget over time and it's going to make it all the more difficult to pick things up somewhere down the line and expect everyone to jump back on the wagon. This is particuarly true with regards to the fact that they almost overloaded the viewer with little story threads opening up throughout the film.

This is where I feel a TV series would have been more succesful. They would have the option to either open all the plot lines at once and then put some of them on the slow burn, so they could feature later in the season or they could simply hold material back til later on where it could be introduced in a manner where it becomes more developed.

Hopefully the sequel comes along and blows us all away.

vaberella
March 17th, 2008, 08:19 AM
Is there romance in this film? If there is, is it really really really minor. I'm really starting to hate strong elements of romance in my scifi films.

bliv
March 17th, 2008, 10:34 AM
Yes and not so much minor.

Childhood sweetheart thing where they have no problem getting together again. They 'date', he breaks her heart, he turns up again, she hates him, he shows her who he really is, then saves her from the bad guys.

That's the non spoiler version :cameron:

vaberella
March 17th, 2008, 11:07 AM
Yes and not so much minor.

Childhood sweetheart thing where they have no problem getting together again. They 'date', he breaks her heart, he turns up again, she hates him, he shows her who he really is, then saves her from the bad guys.

That's the non spoiler version :cameron:

Ugh...maybe I won't watch it. Thanks. It sounds similar to Torque and countless other films. It would be better if he was gay in the end. :mckay:

Thanks man.

bliv
March 18th, 2008, 01:33 AM
The film isn't long so it's worth a look for the SciFiness of it all. I wouldn't say the romance ruins the film. If anything I felt it was a bit underdeveloped in that I didn't see any real spark between the 2 characters. It was almost as if it was something that was there for convenience more than as a developed storyline that you'd care about.

vaberella
March 18th, 2008, 05:14 AM
Well then, that's good to know. I'll give it a scan when I get the chance. If I like it, I'll sit through it. Thanks again...well when it comes out on dvd. I don't go to the movie theatres any more, I've come to realize they rip me off, concession food is crap, and I'm never comfortable.

This may be TMI, but sometimes you just want to fart in the comfort of your own home...rather than hold that in.