History YMMV / Jumper

26th Nov '15 7:20:45 PM UrthWyrm
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!! The movie and book

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!! The movie and book

* {{Anvilicious}}: If you drink, ''join AA''. If you know, are related to, or brush someone on the street who drinks, '''make them join AA''' and join Al-Anon yourself.
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* HarsherInHindsight (or maybe FunnyAneurysmMoment if you're that sort): [[spoiler:Did he just... Drop a plane-hijacking terrorist from the World Trade Center...?]] Brr...


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* TheWoobie: David at the beginning of the movie. His father later on, who is genuinely repentant and misses his son.

!!The book

* {{Anvilicious}}: If you drink, ''join AA''. If you know, are related to, or brush someone on the street who drinks, '''make them join AA''' and join Al-Anon yourself.
* HarsherInHindsight (or maybe FunnyAneurysmMoment if you're that sort): [[spoiler:Did he just... Drop a plane-hijacking terrorist from the World Trade Center...?]] Brr...
2nd Dec '14 9:08:53 PM Discontent
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: The reasons stated for the Paladin's attempts to wipe out Jumpers may be religious, but judging by what David uses his powers for most of the movie as well as what else they're capable of wanting to stop Jumpers it isn't unwarranted.
*** Though that point is rendered very hollow and moot by the fact they don't hunt Jumpers for doing bad things. They hunt Jumpers for [[FantasticRacism ''the crime of existing'']], even if they are doing nothing wrong ([[DisproportionateRetribution or, at least, nothing that deserves being tasered, strung up like a crucification victim and gutted like a lamb]]). Also the fact that they kill everyone remotely related to the Jumper; in Griffin's case, [[WouldHurtAChild they hunted him and killed his parents when he was a kid]]. At no point do they justify themselves with excuses like stopping crime or saving lives(Roland himself doesn't care for the bank robberies beyond the fact David used his powers to do it, and what he wants is for David to tell him where he can find more Jumpers to kill), just killing Jumpers because.
2nd Dec '14 8:58:04 PM DeathMessenger
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*** Though that point is rendered very hollow and moot by the fact they don't hunt Jumpers for doing bad things. They hunt Jumpers for [[FantasticRacism ''the crime of existing'']], even if they are doing nothing wrong ([[DisproportionateRetribution or, at least, nothing that deserves being tasered, strung up like a crucification victim and gutted like a lamb]]). Also the fact that they kill everyone remotely related to the Jumper; in Griffin's case, [[WouldHurtAChild they hunted him and killed his parents when he was a kid]]. At no point do they justify themselves with excuses like stopping crime or saving lives(Roland himself doesn't care for the bank robberies beyond the fact David used his powers to do it, and what he wants is for David to tell him where he can find more Jumpers to kill), just killing Jumpers because.
25th Sep '13 3:50:12 AM immortalfrieza
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: The reasons stated for the Paladin's attempts to wipe out Jumpers may be religious, but judging by what David uses his powers for most of the movie as well as what else they're capable of wanting to stop Jumpers it isn't unwarranted.
4th Apr '13 2:18:00 PM Peryton
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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The movie adaptation. Depending on how you ask, some people might be slightly sympathetic to the ''antagonists'', though ultimately neither side is composed of adjusted, decent human beings.
29th Mar '13 2:02:52 AM zerohelix
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Griffin has the reputation to be far more popular than the main characters. His popularity resulted in a video game spinoff centered on him. Whether it's because he's such a CrazyPrepared Badass or because he's played by Jamie Bell or both is your choice. Becomes HarsherInHindsight when Jamie Bell revealed that he hated the production of the movie (More details on TheOtherWiki]].

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Griffin has the reputation to be far more popular than the main characters. His popularity resulted in a video game spinoff centered on him. Whether it's because he's such a CrazyPrepared Badass or because he's played by Jamie Bell or both is your choice. Becomes HarsherInHindsight when Jamie Bell revealed that he hated the production of the movie (More details on TheOtherWiki]].TheOtherWiki).
28th Jan '13 2:42:07 PM GoneRampant
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* {{Anvilicious}}: If you drink, ''join AA''. If you know, are related to, or brush someone on the street who drinks, ''make them join AA'' and join Al-Anon yourself.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: If you drink, ''join AA''. If you know, are related to, or brush someone on the street who drinks, ''make '''make them join AA'' AA''' and join Al-Anon yourself.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Griffin has the reputation to be far more popular than the main characters. His popularity resulted in a video game spinoff centered on him. Whether it's because he's such a CrazyPrepared Badass or because he's played by Jamie Bell or both is your choice.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Griffin has the reputation to be far more popular than the main characters. His popularity resulted in a video game spinoff centered on him. Whether it's because he's such a CrazyPrepared Badass or because he's played by Jamie Bell or both is your choice. Becomes HarsherInHindsight when Jamie Bell revealed that he hated the production of the movie (More details on TheOtherWiki]].
15th Oct '12 2:22:34 PM Kalaong
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* CrazyAwesome: Griffin, the British Jumper from the movie, everything he says & does is awesome & crazy & both. Lets see:
** He beat two Paladins to death with a baseball bat while they had futuristic stun-gun things.
** Took the body of one to his lair & talked to it while playing videogames (Throwing the controller at it when he looses).
** Steals a car & repeatedly jumps while driving, at one point driving in mid air.
** Goes into [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge super rampage]] mode when Roland taunts him about his dead parents, jumps so fast that he causes lots of destruction & punches Roland ''through a wall''.
** Attacks Roland with a flamethrower ''twice'', so much that Roland actually shows fear the second time, & would have put a ''Nuke'' through the jump scar to kill all of the Paladins & got into a super cool super powered fight to the death with Davy.

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* CrazyAwesome: Griffin, the British Jumper from the movie, everything he says & does is awesome & crazy & both. Lets see:
** He beat two Paladins to death with a baseball bat while they had futuristic stun-gun things.
** Took the body of one to his lair & talked to it while playing videogames (Throwing the controller at it when he looses).
** Steals a car & repeatedly jumps while driving, at one point driving in mid air.
** Goes into [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge super rampage]] mode when Roland taunts him about his dead parents, jumps so fast that he causes lots of destruction & punches Roland ''through a wall''.
** Attacks Roland with a flamethrower ''twice'', so much that Roland actually shows fear the second time, & would have put a ''Nuke'' through the jump scar to kill all
Most of the Paladins & got into a super cool super powered fight to Awesome in the death with Davy. movie is his.
15th Oct '12 2:21:21 PM Kalaong
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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Davy and Millie get two good ones in the book. First, Davy confesses that his [[LonersAreFreaks asocial nature]] is due to his horrific childhood and a [[spoiler: near-rape by a truck driver he hitchhiked with, followed by TheirFirstTime]]. Then, when they reconcile after [[spoiler:his BrokenMasquerade, he explains all about his Jumping and how his mother was killed by terrorists. She decides to rekindle their relationship.]]
** They get one truly amazing one at the book's very end; [[spoiler:Davy admits that his [[CallingTheOldManOut confrontation with his father]] and his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against terrorists ''haven't actually made him feel any better'', and decides to enter therapy. Davy then gives Millie a lei before Jumping them to Hawaii for a romantic getaway.]]



* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Griffin continues to throw larger and larger things via teleportation at the enemies, at times reminiscent of Dio from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', and culminating in a ''double-decker bus''.
** Davy's, in the book: [[spoiler:Scaring the terrorist who murdered his mother into surrender by dropping him off the World Trade Center - ''repeatedly''. Also, CallingTheOldManOut. By jumping him to his mother's grave, taking the belt he used to beat him with, and forcing him to admit that his abuse tore their family apart. And not by whipping him with it, either; he ''smacks the ground over the grave with it, spraying grave soil all over the drunken idiot, screaming that she would still be alive if he hadn't driven her away.'' His father agrees, and enters AA that same day.]]



* TearJerker: ''Griffin's Story'' has a subtle yet memorable one. Once Griffin starts hunting down Paladins, he keeps track of them by drawing photorealistic sketches - and eventually realizes that though he can easily recreate the faces of those who've been trying to kill him since he was a child, ''he can no longer do so for his parent's faces''.
26th May '12 12:10:32 PM Diask
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* BreatherLevel: Oddly enough for one so late in the game, 7-4 in ''Jumper 1''. Yeah, there's a lot of spikes, but there's also a lot of golden arrows that'll renew your DoubleJump.
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