The story took place in Michigan, where a likeable high-school loser, David Rice (Max Thieriot), discovered that he has the ability to teleport from one place to another. He seems to do this on reflex, so he tried to learn how to focus and control this ability. Before long, he grew up to be a materialistic slacker, played by Hayden Christensen, and he has been jumping in and out of bank vaults, to Egypt, to Tokyo, and wherever he dares go. So that’s the backstory.
Anyone who has the imagination to dream of being in two places at one time, could’ve written the story better. I could have. They spent so much money on the special effects that they seemed to have forgotten to finish the script. It felt like the movie was rushed. There was no character development nor a character that is engaging. All the best parts of the movie come early, as it explains what a jumper is, and how it started. When all the pieces came together, that’s when the movie fell apart. I didn’t feel any depth to the story. My interest in the movie deteriorated as the movie progressed.
Interesting concept, stunning effects and good cinematography. If not for those three factors, I would’ve walked out of the cinema. Well, the film is not really that bad, but, the lack of substance in the story kind of bored me. It gave me the feeling of “Is that all?”
They said that this is supposed to be a trilogy, but, what will make people line up for the next two?