|$||70.1M||Star Trek Into Darkness|
|$||35.7M||Iron Man 3|
|$||23.9M||The Great Gatsby (2013)|
|$||3.2M||Pain & Gain|
|As of May 22, 2013|
First the problems with this movie. The film is s short 90 minutes and really feels no longer than an episode of 24 of Prison Break on Fox. At the end absolutely nothing is resolved and there is little to no logic behind the motivation of the protagonist Rowland who is well-played by Samuel L. Jackson. There may be no compelling storyline beyond audiences loving the concept of teleporters existing in the "real world."
The positives: Hayden Christensen oozes coolness and despite seeming rather unemotional for a change, his cool, calm and collected performance speaks volumes to his ability to transform and play radically different characters believably. Rachel Bilson is stunningly gorgeous and should win an Oscar for being the hottest rising star in the industry. The very presence of Diane Lane adds credence to the storyline and anytime she graces audiences with her presence there is an automatic sense of gravitas and worthiness bestowed on a film. Mostly importantly, the cinematography is fantastic. No expense is spared and there is an obvious effort to span the globe in order to make teleporting seem to be exactly what it would be, incredible. The actors are show traveling instantaneously to various "jump zones" located in Paris, Beijing, Egypt, London, to the farthest reaches of the remote African desert.
Watch this film without hesitation but when the end credits start rolling before anything is solved,, pray for a second installment or wait for Fox to turn this into a series similar to a Quantum Leap or a Sliders, both cult classics. Keep the hits coming Hayden.
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