caste of Hayden Christensen is inescapably linked with ‘Star Wars’ and his recent return in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ has made it clear that’s not about to change. However, there are other notable titles in his filmography, either for showcasing his dramatic talent – in the case of ‘The Price of Truth’— or because they also worked at the box office. ‘Jumper’ belongs to this last group, a very disappointing superhero movie that has just arrived in Spain in the Disney+ catalog.
i know who directed this movie doug lyman It has its defenders and some will even lament that the sequel never came – instead, there was a television spin-off that didn’t get much attention -, but in my case I see in ‘Jumper’ a tremendous missed opportunity. Am .
This adaptation of the novel by steven gold It has a very attractive starting point and a cast that mixes young actors known to the public with more experienced actors. In addition, Liman has starred in ‘The Bourne Case’ and ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’, but when push comes to shove we find ourselves in a sham show that rings true and hollow.
And it is that one of the biggest enemies of ‘Jumper’ is its script, where its characters are poorly introduced and it cannot be said that the story it tells or the universe it presents, That’s too much squeeze. Yes, there may be some ostentatious details here or there, but they are mere mirages with Liman is not quite clear on what to doBecause here he looks just as lost as in the ill-fated ‘Chaos Walking’.
For me I have no problem with her adopting a more youthful approach., but it’s more difficult for me to accept that at times it feels like a bad series for teens that confuses depth with misunderstood intensity, with a book full of ridiculous moments. That letting go is one thing and accepting anything is another.
Also, the same year came ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Hancock’, two more successful superhero movies that outperformed ‘Jumper’ on all fronts, as it is true that the latter film was successful – it cost 85 million and it made 225 million -, but In return it quickly fell into well-deserved oblivion. And it took Marvel very little time to revolutionize this type of cinema…