Action flick jumps off the silver screen on Valentine’s day

It is right after Oscar season, and months before the summer movies start up. To put it in other words, it’s the dead zone of movies each year. That does not mean the studios are not trying to release good movies, just most of the time they fall flat.

This year, though, there are a surprising number of releases over the next few weeks that could prove to be decent films, the first of which is the apparent crowd-pleaser, “Jumper.”

Doug Liman’s follow up to the 2005 hit “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” tells the story of a young man, played by Star Wars’ Hayden Christensen, who has the ability to teleport to anywhere in the world. As a result of his ability, he gets caught up in a war that has been raging for thousands of years between those that share his ability and the group sworn to kill them, played most notably by Samuel L. Jackson.

This is the type of film that just screams being a crowd-pleaser that we see four or five times a year, just normally during the summer season. This could be beneficial for the film though since there is very little to compete against it in terms of pure cinematic entertainment.

That being said, do not go in expecting some kind of action-packed epic we will be talking about for years to come. If that were the case, it would have been released in the summer to compete with the annual series of blockbuster we are use to seeing.

It is unlikely that “Jumper” will be on the level like “Transformers” was this past summer in terms of cinematic experience, but at the very least it will offer a couple hours of brainless entertainment that has come to be the norm in mainstream Hollywood as of late.