Friday, March 26, 2010
Jump (Hong Kong. 2009)
A fluffy film from popstar turned director Stephen Fung (Who did the fun kung-fu actionner HOUSE OF FURY) that is really slick, but never successfully deliver on its premise: A girl from the country moves to the big city and she starts to participate in break-dancing. Easy to deliver, right?
Well, maybe if it actually had any break-dancing in it, or conflict, or sense of fun.
Instead, it's a film with only one act. One long build up with a wimpy finish. The only 'drama' comes from a lame final half hour romance that has zero charm. The star only break dances for THIRTY SECONDS AT THE END! Maybe if the film had been, funny, engaging or clever, it wouldn't bother me so much. But it isn't.