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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.28
As a big fan of the Bourne trilogy and of Jeremy Renner, I was quite lookoing forward to seeing this, even if I should have known better.  Well, I saw it tonight and I should have known better. 

There may not have ever just been one, but there damn well should have been.  They should have called this The Bourne Redundancy.  It all feels way too familiar, as if aspect from the previous three films had been stripped of their excitement and tension and recycled into this rubbish.

I've done my usual write-up for those interested.  I'd say it's spoiler-free, but that'd imply that something spoilable actually happens. So here's my review (londonfilmfanatiq.com).




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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.48
I'm on the fence about seeing it, but ballpark figure: how many times was "Jason Bourne" referenced in the movie? The trailer alone, I counted five.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.28
A good dozen. There's context to it and it would be excusable if Aaron Cross had anything more to do than run. But he doesn't, so it's not.




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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.39
Do they at least keep the camera still in this one?



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.57
    Originally posted by CRZ
    Do they at least keep the camera still in this one?
Yep, camera doesn't move. But........neither does the plot. The whole movie is basically Jeremy Renner's quest to get some drugs to stop him from going stoopid.

It's entertaining enough while it lasts but it's pretty underwhelming and the climax is as anticlimactic as they come.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.85
It's a decent watch, but I think the whole problem is there's no mystery about what's going on anymore.

At least with the first couple of movies, we had a whole lot of reason to wonder what was going on. In this one, we know the whole deal, and I think something's lost there.

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.57
    Originally posted by Mr Heel II
    It's a decent watch, but I think the whole problem is there's no mystery about what's going on anymore.
Having thought about it more, I think half the problem I had is that for Renner's character there *should* be some mystery to what's going on. He doesn't really know why his masters have turned on him but he doesn't seem particularly motivated to find out either. He just kinda shrugs it off as being the sort of thing they'd do and gets right back to worrying about where he can him get some anti-stupid pills. And the guy at the end who's sort of built as Bourne's evil counterpart is given minimal build and dies before he can even engage in some fisticuffs.

Pretty disappointing movie all round.
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    Originally posted by dMr
    Pretty disappointing movie all round.


I couldn't disagree more. I agree the climax was anti-climactic, but it was done in a way that when they started the scene it felt like the movie's halfway point. And I mean that as a compliment, since I was SHOCKED to look at my phone during the credits and see that two-plus hours had passed.

I think that they stayed away from most of the previous clichés of the Bourne franchise pretty well. Yes, Cross uses the fire extinguisher to pop a nail in that dude, but he knew exactly who he was, which was an excellent choice. Sure, there are quibbles to be had...yet another rooftop chase...that silly scene with the wolf and the tracking device...and Manila, really? But overall I thought it was FANTASTIC.



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