Friday, July 29, 2016

Movie Review: Jason Bourne

Earlier this week I was able to catch an advanced screening to the new film Jason Bourne with my friend Ron, (who, as a proper fan of the series re-watched each of the earlier films in the franchise in the weeks leading up to this film).  

The film, which comes nine years after The Bourne Ultimatum and twelve years after The Bourne Identity, picks up with Jason (Matt Damon) in Greece in hiding from the nefarious folks at the CIA, and due to actions beyond his control, ends up on the run again.

As the latest in what is clearly becoming America's answer to the Bond franchise, Jason Bourne delivers everything the ads have promised, action, mystery and Jason outwitting a room full of agents with all the resources in the world attempting to track him down.

I had a lot of fun with the film, but have to admit, in many ways this did feel like the latest instalment in a franchise - all the beats are hit, but it didn't feel quite as much of a game changer as Bourne Supremacy or Ultimatum.  In the end, I had a lot of fun, and was happy to have seen it in theatres, but was left wondering where the next film will go.

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