Jumper, released on Valentineís Day this year, is based on the 1992 science fiction novel titled Jumper written by Steven Gould. This movie begins by describing the life of young David Rice, a submissive teenager who lives with his father; his mother abandoned the family when David was merely five.
David is not a social butterfly at the age of 15, but he has one good friend he is able to trust, and who he has a secret crush on. David one day decides to present Millie with a gift that he bought at a nearby yard sale.
This action leads to an astounding discovery. David realizes he has the ability to jump from one place to another, from one building to another building, from one country to another country, in just seconds.
David uses this supernatural ability to rob banks, and he robs enough money to live a luxurious life. David visits many countries, and lives the life of an adventurous jumper. For 8 years David is able to hide the fact that he is a jumper until he is discovered by Roland Cox, a member of the Paladins whose main goal is to hunt down and eliminate jumpers. Paladins torture jumpers with volts of electricity, limiting their ability to jump.
Roland Cox tries his best to capture David, and along the way Roland may not hesitate to kill Davidís loved ones, whether it be his parents or even his girlfriend Millie, in order to capture David.
This movie was pretty enjoyable. I enjoyed the action in this film, and I think that the graphics can keep audiences entertained. I havenít read the novel version of this film, so I cannot compare the two, but I enjoyed the movie. I recommend this movie to young adult audiences, and also those who enjoy science fiction and have read Gouldís novel.