It’s tough not to take a bit of guilty pleasure from the opening of WSJ critic Joe Morgenstern’s takedown of the new film, Jumper:
“Jumper,” based on the novel by Steven Gould, re-defines–downward– the notion of dreadful. It does so by dispensing with everything a movie needs for a shot at being merely awful. Dramatic development? None. Entertaining dialogue? Ditto. Internal logic? Puhleez. Intriguing characters? No characters, thus no intrigue. Interesting performances? Essentially none, though with an asterisk.