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Jumper
(2008)
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Composed and Produced by:

Additional Music by:
James McKee Smith
John Ashton Thomas

Conducted by:
Brent Weymark

Orchestrated by:
James K. Lee
Jessica Wells
Daniel Baker
Bryce Jacobs

Performed by:
The Sydney Scoring Orchestra
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Lakeshore Records
(February 19th, 2008)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if hearing John Powell's standard chase mode manipulated with a variety of warped, exotic tones is worth tolerating the absence of stylish orchestral flair and truly kick-ass action sequences.

Avoid it... if you can't stand scores that tease you with a fantastic theme and then abandon it for nearly the entire remainder of the work.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,819
WRITTEN 8/12/11
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Jumper: (John Powell) Studios don't require positive reviews of a popular movie to start planning its sequels. Or do they? The adaptation of the premise of spontaneous teleportation from Steven Gould's novel into the 2008 Doug Liman movie Jumpers had all the trademarks of a franchise in the making, most obviously starting with tremendous worldwide box office returns. But the production of Jumpers at 20th Century Fox wasn't as smooth as one might think, the story re-written and the characters aged at such a late time that the original cast had to be dismissed just a couple of weeks prior to shooting. All indications from the crew that the concept was developed with a franchise in mind were countered in the following years by a surprising lack of movement in the production of another Jumpers film. Perhaps that should come as a gift to critics who blasted the movie from every possible angle. The plot is shallow, with enough logical fallacies for even fantasy action enthusiasts to question, and the targeted demographic of males under 25 years of age didn't leave room for much intelligence in that story. The main protagonist is a young man who discovers that he is a "jumper," someone who can willingly teleport himself anywhere on the planet at a whim. Naturally, he does what any dork would do in that situation: steals from banks and lives life like an overprivileged bum. Sadly for his convenience, he discovers that there is a group of villains (religions nuts who find the jumpers ungodly, no less) seeking to destroy his kind, and so he is thrust into battle with them while trying to protect, of course, his childhood crush. The most interesting character is his mother, but her role was little more than a teaser for that elusive sequel. If all of this sounds juvenile, then at least take solace in the fact that Liman collaborates regularly with composer John Powell, an artist who tends to spice up action movies with ballsy, exotic music. The two had already worked together on The Bourne Identity and Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and this project promised to combine the rhythmic movement of the first score with the stylish flair of the latter.



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Average: 2.63 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 44:11
• 1. My Day So Far (1:03)
• 2. Splash (1:31)
• 3. First Jumps (1:37)
• 4. Bridges, Rules, Banking (3:25)
• 5. Surf's Up (1:12)
• 6. 1000 Volts (3:48)
• 7. Roland Snoops (1:43)
• 8. You Hear Me Laughing (1:01)
• 9. Coliseum Tour (1:47)
• 10. Coliseum Fight (2:25)
• 11. Echo of Mom (0:50)
• 12. Airport Departure (1:58)
• 13. In Hospital (0:56)
• 14. It's Sayonara (0:57)
• 15. Race to Millie (1:25)
• 16. David Comes Clean (3:24)
• 17. Roland at the Lair (4:55)
• 18. Jumper vs. Jumper (2:18)
• 19. The Sacrifice (4:45)
• 20. A Head Start (1:43)
• 21. A Jump Off (1:36)

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The insert includes extensive credits but no extra information about the score or film.
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