Monday, December 28, 2009


Rating : 3/10
Release Date : Feb 2008
Time : 88 minutes
Director : Doug Liman; Writer : David Goyer, Jim Uhls
Starring : Hayden Christensen, Samuel L Jackson, Jamie Bell, Rachel Bilson, Diane Lane

What an interesting premise and what a waste. Very poor plot & character development, extremely wooden acting ensures that all the lovely locales shown in the film go to waste.

Hayden discovers he can teleport himself when he’s 12-13, caught in a life and death situation, while trying to impress his crush who also happens to be the crush of the school bully. He returns about ten years later, to catch up with the girl (why ?), discovers there are other people with the same gift as him and some other nasty types (Samuel L Jackson) who are out to catch them (again, never explained why ?).

Imagine the possibilities, the life we could lead if we had the gift of teleportation ! Imagine the film that could be made about such a character. Instead we get an unlikely romance, unlikely villains (a very over the top, hammy Samuel) and a very unlike-able hero.

Basically, sit back, enjoy the snaps of Hayden atop the Sphinx, Corcovado…forget the rest…

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