Dir. Doug Liman. Screenplay David S. Goyer and Jim Uhls. Starring Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, and Rachel Bilson.

He teleports. He makes a teleporting friend. He loves the girl next door. Bad guys try to kill him. The day is saved.

The plot is lacking. Grant the teleporting and it is still boringly implausible: “Kind of hard to jump with 10,000 volts of electricity running through your brain, isn’t it?!” Yeah, Samuel L. Paladin, it’s also hard to keep a continuous heartbeat with that kind of voltage too. And, let’s just forget how one the most wanted men around is still able to use his passport to get on a plane. Whatever.

It was pretty stupid, but what do you expect. The special effects were pretty cool as was the choreography. The coolest little move, in my humble opinion, is in the trailer I believe. Hayden Christensen walks up to a car door, jumps in the air to a sitting position, and then teleports to the passenger seat. Think about it. You wouldn’t want to teleport into a car standing up, would you?


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