It’s been 10 years since Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) walked away from the agency that trained him to become a deadly weapon. Hoping to draw him out of the shadows, CIA director Robert Dewey assigns hacker and counterinsurgency expert Heather Lee to find him. Lee suspects that former operative Nicky Parsons is also looking for him.
As she begins tracking the duo, Bourne finds himself back in action battling a sinister network that utilizes terror and technology to maintain unchecked power.
“The Chairman” – Matt Damon! Why couldn’t you just stay on Mars?! That sequel would’ve been a better idea than the movie I just saw. It was like watching someone playing a mix of Where in the world is Carmen Santiago and Pokemon Go, but with absolutely no dialogue and strangely wooden performances by Oscar winners actors.
The action, while fast paced, is lifeless without the frantic score with way too many quick-cuts and shaky cam. My heart was racing at times and I couldn’t understand why. Then the I realised it was the fast score. I get reminded of the saying “ More Cowbell” when viewing all these chases that the movie serves up….”MORE CHASES!”
The screenwriters were severely overpaid here, and let us just use Matt Damon as the example here. He had 25 lines of dialogue for the entire movie, and he is the title character! Watch this if you need a shot of adrenaline, there’s no story, plot or point. 4/10
“Storm” – I went into this movie with minimal expectations. It’s a spy movie, of course there will be action. In this case, ceaseless action with scenes that go on for longer than they should have, often making you question why the sequence made the movie’s final cut. Intriguing as the world of espionage is, Jason Bourne (the movie, not the character) has succeeded in making the world of intelligence seem unintelligible with no exposition or storyline for that matter.
Jason Bourne, the character, comes across as a brooding teenager and Heather Lee’s (Vikander) motives are what? I actually couldn’t care what they are because her character is not endearing in anyway. I left this movie wondering: Was that really it? Poor Bourne has been trying to figure out what happened for yonks and this is what you come up with? No Christopher Rouse, Epic fail.
If Mindlessness is what you are after this movie gets 10/10.
If you’re looking for value for money and rational reasoning, this is not that movie. 4/10
“That Nomad Shad” – Let’s get the ball rolling by expressing my disappointment that this film was not titled ReBourne. What a missed opportunity! I can’t believe it…
Anyways back to the things at hand. Jason Bourne is back and ready to redeem The Bourne Legacy (not the legacy they wanted to leave) or is he. The film has a strong opening chase sequence and Damon is back to form as the tormented titular character…but the rest of the film feels a rinse-repeat cycle.
The films action sequence are high intensity non-stop thrills, but unfortunately the rest of the films suffers. It’s a repetitive mix of dull plot and frantic action which culminates into…nothing really.
Damon’s return to the character failed to captivate me back into the series and sadly continues the poor StilBourne Legacy.
5/10 (2/10 for not naming it ReBourne)
“Imran” (Guest Reviewer) – I have not enjoyed a single Bourne movie to date, and the latest installment is no different. The story is progressing in such slow increments, that by the time I walked out, I wasn’t sure I learnt anything new about Jason Bourne.
The biggest surprise was that I enjoyed Julia Stiles’ performance in this movie, which concludes with a crazy car (read: motorbike) chase through the streets of Athens in the midst of a huge public riot. As a biker myself, I found this action sequence to be genuinely nerve wracking and the best part of this movie. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie fell flat from this point onward.
I was disappointed by both Tommy Lee Jones’ as well as Alicia Vikander’s performances. The former could just as well have dropped in on a parachute straight from the set of “The Fugitive” and/or “U.S. Marshals” without having to change his character or movie lines. The latter, despite recently receiving an Oscar for her role in “The Danish Girl”, looks like she subscribed to the “Steven Seagal Spectrum of Emotions” for this movie.
If you’re looking for an intelligent spy movie, give this a miss. However, if you are willing to leave your brain at the door and crave a dose of escapism, you’ll probably enjoy this movie. 10/10 bike Chase. 4/10 rest of movie
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