Author: Kim Lee Muan

Movie: JUMPER (2008)

Jumper (2008)

Disclaimer: There are major spoiler on this article and if hopefully you’ve already watched this film since this is way back in 2008.

SUMMARY: A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators. (Click here for the source)

First of all, I’m not an expert and this is all from my on opinion so if you do not agree with this article, it’s fine that’s normal so let’s start. This movie is about David Rice (Hayden Christensen), when he is still a young kid his mother disappeared without any trace and without saying goodbye. David lives with his father who become an alcoholic due to the disappearance of his mother.

Everything is normal since one day, David fell on a frozen river due to helping his friend Millie (Rachel Bilson)to get her snow globe that rolled out into the frozen river. David who is panicking and trying to survive don’t know what to do or think and suddenly he TELEPORTED to the town’s library without knowing what the hell just happened.

One day he realize that he has something that is not a normal kid or person has. He tried thinking of a place where he already went before and then, BOOM he got from one place to another with just his mind. David ran away from home with something on his mind. He rent an apartment went to a bank and ask to use the bank’s comfort room since this the way to the C.R. will give him a quick glimpse of the vault which he planned earlier which he is right, while walking and assisted by a security guard of the bank, David was able to see the inside of the vault that gives him the memory of the place.

Milli and David

That night David teleported from his apartment to the bank’s vault and get all the money all he wants. Fast forward to the future, David is living the life that everyone has dreamed of, luxury condominium unlimited supply of money and places to go with just thinking what is place looks like.

If you watched the movie I’m sure you will also felt jealous of David’s power to teleport from anywhere he want as long as he know’s what the place looks like, but he doesn’t know that he’s not the only one and someone is trying to kill all the Jumpers in the planet which is Roland (Samuel L. Jackson). Roland is the leader of an organization who track down Jumpers and kill them since he do not believe that anyone is deserving to have this ability who can play GOD whenever they want. Well David has done some crimes like the stealing from the bank, but he is a good person inside he was just been tempted to do these things since he was just a young teen then and I think I will also do the same if I’m on his position when I was a teenager.

David is not in the middle of an ancient war between Jumpers and Roland’s organization who wants to kill all the Jumpers. I will not finish the story for you to have something to watch 🙂

This is one of my favorite movie since this gives as a look about our fantasy of having the ability to go anywhere we want since I have problem traveling due to motion sickness, I think this is due to I’m not used is traveling too far. This movie also shows us that God will not give everything to us because even David has this ability, he does not have a complete and happy family like most of us has. He thought that he will be able to do everything without any consequences, but Roland appeared and tried to kill him. I do get Roland’s point since nobody should be above everyone and only God has the ability to be everywhere, but I think if they just talk to the jumpers about there ability, they might have got a much better outcome than just killing them since some Jumpers are good like David they might be able to convince him to help the country as an spy or whatsoever that they think to help each other to live together harmoniously.