The one thing that I love in life, which is going to the movies, I haven’t been able to do as much because you know how life can get sometimes, but here I am, back again, with a movie review, and it feels good. And considering that the Bourne Saga (minus Legacy, because that never happened) is one of my favourite series of movies ever, it’s fitting that this is the movie I watch and have the pleasure of talking about. It’s been almost a full decade since we last saw Matt Damon as his role as the infamous Jason Bourne, and last we saw him, he thought that he had everything figured out; who he was, why he was the most sought after man in the CIA, and just what his true purpose was. Ultimatum was the ending that we thought would happen, and then…we were swindled – there’s always more with a Bourne movie, and as long as Paul Greengrass & Matt Damon are involved, then it’s smooth sailing.
With introductions of new characters, it’s always interesting to see if they can keep up with the tradition of maintaining the intensity of the situations at hand, and I felt like that feeling was still evident. With the Daniel Craig James Bond movies, Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher, Angelina Jolie in Salt, and even Don Cheadle in Traitor, there is Bourne influence everywhere but the original will always stand out. The premise here revolves around what else stemmed from the discovery of his real name (I won’t spoil it if you haven’t seen the saga), and it gets into his family, which we never heard about in the first 3 movies. The great thing about Bourne is that as much as it is fictitious, there are still elements that can pit the story into a modern day situation. Hollywood is going to do what Hollywood does and spice things up, but it wouldn’t be a Bourne movie if it weren’t jazzed up in action, yet full of intelligence.
Given that most action spy thrillers are made the same these days, Jason Bourne did a good job in standing out, where it successfully picked up where it left off but showed not only his age getting to him, but he was still as sharp with his instincts, even if he looked at his most vulnerable throughout the movie and subject to more harm being brought to him. When more pieces reveal themselves as the movie moves forward, it pulls you in, and then there are the eventual “holy shit” moments that the series has been known for, and are always appreciated.
There’s a reason why I always recommend this series to people when they want to watch a movie, because there’s consistency on all levels, and this movie feels natural in the progression. Keeping up to the times of modern society and having the strong female personalities be key contributors to the movies, they’re great movies all around, and if this is truly the end of it all (which has been said numerous times), then it will go down as one of the best in Cinema. Don’t be left out from greatness, rather bask in it. But for now, this is my opinion, this is my review
That’s My Word & It STiXX