Saturday, February 16, 2008

Jumper after Buffet Lunch

Went to Auburn RSL's buffet restaurant to have an eat-out with GF. She could've won easily, but I reckon she held back a little bit. I was so full, I didn't even try all the desserts. Went to Reading Cinemas and watched Jumper. The reviews on the movie poster were saying things like "Bourne meets Matrix!" Well, I've seen both movies, but they're not as bad as Jumper. There are sci-fi movies, and there are sci-fi movies. Jumper is a bad sci-fi movie. You basically have guys called Jumpers (what else?) who are born with the ability to "jump" or teleport from one place to another. Then, you have another group of people called Paladins whose mission in life is to hunt down these Jumpers because only God should the power to "be anywhere and everywhere at once." Throw in a romance angle, some cool and slick teleportation sequences, some high-speed chases, and you've got yourself an action movie in the vein of The Fast and The Furious. If not for the company of GF (and the photobook), it would've been an hour and a half of my life wasted. Stay away from the movie, just read the book.

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