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20th Century Fox
$29.99 Suggested Retail Price

Jumper is a fast-paced sci-fi thriller about a mild-mannered computer geek named David Rice (Hayden Christensen) who's constantly being belittled by his tyraniccal female supervisor and dominated by Millie, his cheating girlfried. But his life is transformed one day when he discovers that he has the ability to teleport himself to anyplace he can visualize in his mind. David explores his abilities by among other things, "jumping" into a bank vault to grab some quick cash. But his robbery is such a mystery that it attracts the attention of Roland (Samuel L. Jackson), who claims to be from the NSA, but is amazingly unsurprised by the closed vault caper that's baffling the police and bank officials. David starts to blythely travel around the world for a couple of years until Roland catches up to him and captures him with a magic gun that prevents him from teleporting. It turns out the Roland is the head of a group called paladins whose secret mission is to destroy all jumpers like David. David manages to escape from the paladins' fortress, and goes back home to try to find Millie again. After a brief scuffle with Millie's boyfriend Mark, the guy she was cheating with, David teleports Mark into a bank vault, then comes back and persuades Millie to take a trip with him to Rome - Millie's lifelong dream. She reluctantly accepts. While they're in Rome, they try to visit the Collesium, only to find it closed. Locks being no barrier to David, he teleports inside to open a gate for Millie. When David is looking for a path down to the area for Millie, he discovers another jumper named Griffin who warns him about the paladins ultimate plans, and tells David that he must stay away from everyone he cares about because the paladins will kill them in order to capture him.

Jumper is a thrill ride that travels around the world while we follow the good vs. evil story of the paladins and the jumpers. A rolicking action movie that keeps your eyes glued to the screen.

Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our July, 2008 issue.

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