The Bourne Supremacy Movie Review
“What did I say? If I even feel someone behind me I’ll bring this fight to your doorstep,” Jason Bourne.
Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne. Bourne is still trying to remember his past and the dark conspiracy that keeps putting his life at risk from CIA operatives and Operation Treadstone. This time, however, the movie briefly opens in a happy place. Bourne and his girlfriend Marie (Franka Potente) are living on a beach, supposedly off the grid. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, his memory is slowly starting to return and he remembers vague flashes from his past.
Meanwhile, as Bourne is attempting to live a “normal” life, he is being framed in another country for planting a bomb, killing an agent and making off with important files. The real assassin, however, tracks Bourne down and fires at Bourne and Marie while they attempt to flee. Unfortunately Marie is killed, sending Bourne back on the war path. He told them to leave him alone, but they didn’t listen.
Eventually Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) realizes that something is amiss. How could Bourne have been on the beach with Marie and committing an assassination a world away? It’s too late. No one is safe. The moral of the story is to never mess with an expert amnesiac/assassin who doesn’t remember his life as an assassin, but is trying to get out of the game.
Great movie moments:
In two words, Matt Damon. Only Damon can deliver the role with just the right amount of detachment, focus and skill. The fighting scenes are exciting, crisp and delivered with extreme precision. Even the rare glimpse of humor is so deadpan, you can’t help but smile.
The stars all return. Julia Stiles returns as Nicky Parsons, the assassin handler. Ward Abbott also reprises his role.
Not-so-great movie moments:
There is a lot of globe hopping that goes on in this movie. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with exactly where the key players are and when.
Look carefully at the cars. How old are those cars being crashed and driven like a maniac?
Overall, Bourne Supremacy is a very successful sequel to the original movie The Bourne Identity.
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Director: Paul Greengrass (Bourne Ultimatun, Jason Bourne, Captain Phillips)
Rating: PG-13 Who assigns these ratings? Strong violence and blood throughout.
Run time 108 minutes
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This movie is part of my own DVD collection. I have not been compensated for writing this review.
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