Jumper is a movie about people who can teleport. It stars Samuel L. Jackson as a white-haired religious whacko with a kickass taser-bason, and an only mildly annoying Hayden Christensen as one of the afore-mentioned teleporting guys.
There are no lightsabres, but it's still pretty cool.
Don't expect anything epic - there isn't much of a plot, but there's plenty of great action and effects, and it's a very fun movie to watch on a rainy day.
*slight spoilers ahoy - nothing you wouldn't find in a trailer*
Basically, there are people in the world who, for some reason, manifest the ability to teleport - anywhere. As long as you've seen a place, even in a photograph, you can teleport there, along with your clothes and whatever happens to be immediately around you. Range appears to be infinite - the main character, David Rice, can go from Japan to London to New York in the blink of an eye, the only effect being a slight rippling distortion (called a Jump Scar) in the world around him, and occasionally the destruction of whatever he happens to land on, due to some wicked-cool gravity science of something.
David does what any average joe would do with this power - he teleports into banks and robs them. Eventually, he runs into trouble - he crosses paths with a group of religious zealots known as the Paladins, who are devoted to wiping out all Jumpers. They have these taser-batons and are led by Roland (Samuel), who considers Jumpers to be abominations, that "only God should have the power to be anywhere at once."
Things pick up when a second Jumper (the totally awesome Griffin) comes into the mix, and there are many amazing fight scenes involving flame throwers, teleported buses, and much incidental sight-seeing of various countries and locales around the world.
I liked this movie cuz they took a relatively simple super-power (teleporting is practically right there next to flying), and showed that it can be really effective if used creatively. Lots of great special effects, a simple story-line that still entertains, and some awesome characters in Roland and Griffin. The movie could very easily become a franchise (it's clear that the director was trying very hard to leave the ending open), and while it's hardly likely to reach LotR or Matrix level fame, it's a fun watch if you take it for what it is - a movie about teleporters fighting.
Anyone else see it? Like it, hate it?