David Rice (Hayden Christensen) has the power of teleportation. His first time, he crash through the ice retrieving a glass globe for Millie and teleported to the library. His mother (Diane Lane) had run away and his father (Frank Langella) is a drunk. He runs away to NYC. Eventually he learns to control his power and robs a bank vault. Years later, he is tracked down by hunters led by the evil Roland (Samuel L. Jackson) who believe them to be abominations. He finds Millie (Rachel Bilson) still back in their home town and he convinces her to travel with him. However Roland is never too far behind him followed by another jumper Griffin (Jamie Bell).There is something about Hayden Christensen as a hero that annoys me. He always seems to have a bit of douche in him. Rachel Bilson is a little bit blah in this one too. I like the younger versions played by Max Thieriot and AnnaSophia Robb better. David S. Goyer wrote the screenplay and directed by Doug Liman, this has the basic bones of an interesting sci-fi concept. Sure I always hate the idea that the world never knows about these people with supernatural powers. Other than that, this should be a good movie. The effects look good, but the magic is missing. Overall, I really don't like Christensen in this nor the lead character David Rice. All the action in the third act is meaningless and I keep wondering how nobody seems to know anything about Jumpers. In the end, he has no wish to be a hero and has no concept of his power other than as an easy way to travel the world with his girl.
For those who are like me and have waited for more than 30 yrs for a good feature film about the jumpers then this movie is for you. Hayden Christensen gives a great performance as David Rice. This was a huge disappoitment for me as I didn't hate the character in the previous movie. Robert de Niro is awful, however there are some good performances in the supporting roles and this is probably the best. Some of the jumpers are played in a way that is almost funny. Jeff Meacham is amazing as Roland--he nailed the character with a bit of pain in his eyes, and landscape. d2c66b5586