Hi, my name is Devin Faraci and I liked Jumper. It’s not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination, but I think it does some interesting things and I think it creates an intriguing world (this is why I also like the Summit superhero failure Push). I don’t like Jumper enough to have seen it twice or own it on DVD, but I enjoyed it enough the first time around. Here’s my review.
What didn’t work for me was star Hayden Christiansen. I think that the entire film was saved by the arrival of Jamie Bell; Christiansen is one of the most baffling leading men, a complete charisma suckhole, and a fairly bad actor to boot. I’d like a Jumper 2 to shift the focus to some other character, or to recast the main role. Of course I long since forgot about the idea of a Jumper 2, but Christiansen – who has been reduced to movies like Takers – hasn’t. Talking to MTV he claims that there is a film in the early gestation period.
“We’re talking about it right now actually,” he said. Where could the story go? “Hopefully somewhere a little darker. I think there’s a lot you can do with it. It was sort of set up in a way it’s gonna be mother hunting son and possibly even maybe sister hunting brother. We’re talking about it, trying to figure it out.”
If there is a Jumper 2 in the early planning stages, I doubt it’ll involve Doug Liman. Of course this wouldn’t be the first franchise he’s birthed and walked away from (or been shooed away from – Liman’s a tough guy to work with, apparently). But I somehow doubt that Jumper 2 will go anywhere. Maybe if the movie had done better on DVD.
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