This is a spoiler free review
Starring: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander
Directed By: Paul Greengrass
Written By: Paul Greengrass and Christopher Rouse
UK Release Date: 11th July 2016
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 he begins tracking the duo, Bourne finds himself back in action battling a sinister network.
Well, this is definitely a Jason Bourne film. It was a classic action film, with all the explosions, gun fights, fist fights and car chases anyone could hope for.
I did find the first three Bourne films to have a very similar plot, so it was nice to kind of deviate from the formula. I was also very glad at no point did Bourne say, “…and come alone”, where it is obvious they are going to do no such thing.
It was also interesting how this movie began. There was no target on Jason Bourne, nor did he do anything to attract the attention of the CIA again. Instead, he was dragged into the espionage game by Nicky.
The characters where interesting, I found Tommy Lee Jones to be a great CIA director. I haven’t really imagined him as the slimy bad guy, but he does it very well – he is an amazing actor. Then there is Alicia Vikander, the cyber division director, who knows what she wants. Her character is driven and she balances out the evilness of Jones.
Finally, let’s talk about Jason Bourne. Since his name is the movies title, he gets an entire paragraph for himself. He is tortured and brooding just like you would expect from a man who is haunted by his past. Despite the length of time he has been out of the assassin game, he hasn’t lost his touch. Which I think could be a slight flaw, since you know you must loose your touch after not constantly training for 10 years.
Plot. Plot. Plot. Plot. The plot of this movie is weak, but like most action films there isn’t that much focus on the storyline. So the fact that I was kept interested and entertained is definitely more than enough.
I really enjoyed this film, but is wasn’t the best action film I have seen nor was it better than the Bourne Identity, hence the rating.
Which Bourne film in the series is your favourite?