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Movie Review: Jumper

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The term B-movie has to many persons the connotation of a movie of substandard quality. Traditionally, it meant a low-budget movie with lesser stars meant primarily to entertain. Now an appropriate definition would probably be a genre film that has little to no serious artistic intent: entertainment, not enlightenment.* Doug Liman's Jumper is a B-movie.** I certainly wasn't enlightened by the time it was over.

What would you do if you were a fifteen year-old boy who feels out of place at school and unwanted at home and you discover you can teleport anywhere you want? If you were like David Rice (and me), you would immediately rob a bank and set yourself up in a life of luxury and extensive travel. And you would teleport across the couch when you couldn't quite reach the remote. But what do you do when you discover that you aren't the only one with this ability and there's a group dedicated to wiping your kind out? And consequently you've endangered the life of the girl you've loved since you were five?