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Jumper II

Postby Omphalos » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:21 pm

:roll: (click the rolley smiley).

Cant fucking wait for this stinker. In case you are wondering why, Rumor is that it cost $80M to make and took in $221.
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:27 am

You mean the first one did that well?

I forget, did you see it? I think it showed over here, but I wasn't interested; will see it if and when it comes on the movie channels. (Thought the concept seemed silly and don't particularly like the lead actor...what's his name, Heyseedson?)

2011...isn't that the same year the Dune movie will come out? (snicker)
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Postby Liege-Killer » Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:37 am

SandChigger wrote:Thought the concept seemed silly....


I thought the concept was great. That is to say, it could have been great if there had been a good SFnal explanation to back it up and to play around with. There were so many things they could have done with that, but they threw that all out the window, turning it instead into a simplistic action movie. But hey, "simplistic" and "Hollywood" are synonyms.
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:35 am

Didnt see it. Looked stupid and I cant stand that kid.
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Postby SandChigger » Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:20 pm

Liege-Killer wrote:I thought the concept was great. That is to say, it could have been great if there had been a good SFnal explanation to back it up and to play around with. There were so many things they could have done with that, but they threw that all out the window, turning it instead into a simplistic action movie. But hey, "simplistic" and "Hollywood" are synonyms.

Yeah, I should have been more specific: if it seemed there was some explanation behind it I might have gotten more interested. After all, I have no problem with "far-casting" in Dan Simmons' Hyperion universe. (Or its predecessor in Simak's A Choice of Gods. ;) )

The whole Jumper-Paladin(sp?) conflict from time immemorial left me cold as well. Most stories with ancient secret societies usually do...especially if they have vastly superior technology.

Oh well. ;)
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Postby Robspierre » Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:27 pm

I've heard good things about the YA book it was based on, haven't seen it yet though.

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Postby Liege-Killer » Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:00 pm

SandChigger wrote:The whole Jumper-Paladin(sp?) conflict from time immemorial left me cold as well. Most stories with ancient secret societies usually do...especially if they have vastly superior technology.


I definitely agree with that.

When I first saw the trailer for this movie way back when, and heard the phrase "welcome to the war," I somehow envisioned this war involving some sort of classic SF villains -- villains who are aliens, or from some other dimension, or from the future, or something. It never occurred to me that it would be some lame secret religious order.

And the whole thing with the mother being a paladin was just clumsily done and served no plot purpose whatsoever.
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Postby inhuien » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:58 am

Jumper is one of the biggest piles of shite I've ever seen, Samuel L. Jackson should be ashamed of it atleast Snakes on a Plane was charming in it's own way. I want my 88 minutes back.
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Postby Trang » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:40 pm

The book is worse than the movie. Its like a 90210 episide. The author sold out to hollywood, taking the money and running. The onlything sci-fi about the book is he word Teleportation, otherwise its crap.

No explanation of how he can do it, no back story, nothing. In the second book his girlfriend gets the ability just by thinking about it.

The author should be flogged than drawn and quarted in public.

The movie is better than the book. The story arc of Teleporters vs paladins had promis. Annikan ruined it with his crappy acting, and sameul jackson just got a paycheck, what was with the colored hair???

If there is a jumper 2, if the scrap everything and everybody, move ahead 100 years and tell the story about teleporters and paladins, it might be good enough to go straight to DVD!!!

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Postby The Phantom » Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:49 pm

Trang wrote:The book is worse than the movie. Trang


seriously? wow note to self, don't read that book.

that movie was absolute shit.
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Postby inhuien » Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:01 am

$POILER WARNING!!



I was hoping against hope that when he “JUMPED” into the bank vault at the start of the movie that the insufferable little prick would get stuck there a suffocate…. Ah, wishes and fishes.
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