I saw Jumper this afternoon. I had been interested in seeing it since the trailers came out.
The premise: what does a young guy do with his newly discovered talent for teleportation?
I have read some negative reviews for it, but I was actually pleased with the movie. The very same loose ends and "plot holes" that irritated others were refreshingly realistic in my opinion. Often, in the movie, we'll be left not knowing what happened to a secondary character after leaving (or being left by) the main character's storyline. I loved that. I thought this was not structured like your typical Hollywood movie (one early scene has the "hero" ignoring people who need rescuing) and frankly, that was the best thing about it. Well, second best thing. The best thing was the amazing special effects and all the cool locations they end up.
The negatives of the movie were that the main character could have been a little more charismatic. I understood what they were going for -- an everyman kind of guy -- but it didn't come off very strongly. The other thing was the "romantic" relationship. I didn't really buy it (not once they left the teen versions of the characters) and it may have boiled down to a lack of chemistry.
I appreciated that they weren't going for a "superhero" movie. The reactions of the characters are intended to be realistic. That fell a little flat. The premise and "universe" of the story, however, is really interesting and I left the theater imagining myself in the story.
Three stars out of five