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).
Originally posted by Mr Heel IIIt'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.
Originally posted by dMrPretty 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.
Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....
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Damn. That's what I was going for. I'm also disappointed. Not just by the news but by the Robert California character so far. It just didn't click like I'd hoped; his character isn't even really the same character that interviewed for the job.