Jumper, the Movie

I mentioned yesterday that we were watching Johnny Mnemonic, which I did not feel was a particularly strong film.  Following that, we went to the cinema to watch “Jumper“, a movie that definitely appealed more to my friend and I than to my wife.

This isn’t a review, so I won’t get into a great many details about it.  Suffice to say that, although there were plot holes you could drive Texas through, I enjoyed the show.  The critics who panned it are largely the same critics who trashed Transformers for being “just a move about robots fighting each other.”  And a movie about robots fighting each other is a bad thing because…?

What made me happiest in the whole film, though, was that during one scene I pricked up my ears and caught the strains of “Ahead by a Century” by The Tragically Hip — quite possibly the best Canadian band performing today.  It was the first time I’d heard them on a movie soundtrack, and it made me quite happy.  It’s not one of my favourite songs (for some of my favourites, check here or here or here), but it’s one of my favourite bands, and their presence in the movie made my day.

Update: for those interested in the full list of songs in the movie, you can check here.  I find it interesting that the soundtrack listed on Amazon seems to have a completely different selection of songs.


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