morally repulsive, but fun sci-fi film - for the oldest teenagers.
this is yet another film where every character has strong negative traits. The jumpers are thieves and murderers and have absolutely no remorse or guilt over their crimes. The people who are after them (palladins) are like religious zealots who actually slaughter these kids in the most gruesome way.
The film wants us to root for the 'nice' jumper, but he is just as bad as everyone else. He just steals instead of robbing and killing. Worse, he keeps saying "I didn't hurt anyone" (that is his mantra to justify his luxurious life style), as if robbing people isn't hurting anyone.
Worse, he seduces (both sexually and morally) his nice girlfriend to leave her good life and accept his life of crime.
And they get away with it.. and we are supposed to applaud this?
If you see this with anyone under the age of 17, I highly suggest having a very serious conversation with them on the lessons this film is sending.
I did this with my child, and am glad I did.
It is way too easy to walk away from this film thinking 1) robbing people is fun, 2) there is nothing wrong with it, 3) it doesn't hurt anybody, and 4) is what any 15 year old would do if they could get away with it! (yes, this is actually said in the film!)
yet, the film itself was a blast. great special effects, good acting.
just be warned.