The greatest action/thriller movie of all time. (by JohnMarvik83)
Hands down this is the greatest action/thriller film production that I have ever watched on cinema screens. Paul Greengrass defies genius in this film, the way the story is portrayed from start to finish is something brilliant. The movie simply combines three elements that it has exceeded at than any other action/thriller film I have ever seen, from the unbelievable cinematography/directing and the astonishing attention to detail in every action sequence to the intelligent choice of soundtrack in every shot of the film. Finally the cast of this film delivers a masterclass performances <more>
especially and surprisingly this time by the main man of the film Matt Damon. This has to be the most perfect and complete film of the year so far! And yes, Paul outdone himself again!
Can't wait for the next really : Definitely worth going to the theater to watch. I've seen all the Bourne movies, watch them religiously, and this was a good addition. The CGI was a little excessive for the graphics, not the scenes. like the ending credits were all CGI But overall I'll always be a fan, it's an absolute awesome story. Definitely worth going to the theater to watch. I've seen all the Bourne movies, watch them religiously, and this was a good addition. The CGI was a little excessive for the graphics, not the scenes. like the ending credits were all CGI <more>
But overall I'll always be a fan, it's an absolute awesome story.Definitely worth going to the theater to watch. I've seen all the Bourne movies, watch them religiously, and this was a good addition. The CGI was a little excessive for the graphics, not the scenes. like the ending credits were all CGI But overall I'll always be a fan, it's an absolute awesome story. Posting that multiple times since I have to have 10 lines lol...
The original three Bourne films are some of the greatest action films I've ever seen and some of my personal favourite movies. The Bourne Ultimatum in particular is up there with Terminator 2 and Aliens in my estimation as one of the greatest action sequels ever made. I honestly had reservations about a fourth Matt Damon Bourne film after the disappointing Jeremy Renner led spin-off and and the fact that the author of the original trilogy hadn't written any further instalments in the Jason Bourne saga. I'm so happy to say that my concerns were completely unfounded.Jason Bourne is <more>
an incredibly exhilarating thrill ride from start to finish. The new writers have developed a refreshingly complex and layered story featuring a metaphorically lost Bourne accompanied by a sub-plot about digital privacy that brings a welcome layer of social commentary. New information about Bourne'a past and true identity emerges to bring about a thrilling globetrotting stand-off between Bourne and his creators.Julia Stiles returns to the series with a vengeance in a pivotal and emotional plot-driving role while a new supporting cast-members Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones deliver excellent performances as Bourne's antagonists. Vikander offers an empowering performance as a strong, driven and intelligent female adversary for Bourne to rival Joan Allen from Supremacy and Ultimatum.What makes this film so outstanding is its flawlessly choreographed action and fight sequences accompanied by John Powell's percussion-heavy score which heightens the expertly directed intense action sequences. Matt Damon shines as Bourne; he is a world- class leading man and action hero with a physicality and determination that elevates the action to the highest level. I'm a huge fan of car chase sequences in film and I'm pleased to say that Jason Bourne features one of the most exhilarating and exciting car chases I've ever witnessed. Paul Greengrass is the master of car chases in cinema - his intimate direction style coupled with the outstanding fast-paced editing and sound design bring about a breathless intensity that can't be matched. I found myself literally holding my breath throughout the whole sequence.Jason Bourne lives up to Ultimatum's incredibly high standard as an brilliantly directed, surprisingly emotional action thriller that I will remember as one of 2016's best movies.10/10
Not only a good sequel, but finally great action not dependent on CGI. (by TheMovieDiorama)
Matt Damon returns to the franchise that made him an action star, Jason Bourne follows the eponymous character on a revenge flick where he discovers something personal about his life that lead him to the man he is today. Let me get this out of the way first, I love the Bourne trilogy...it is literally perfection especially The Bourne Supremacy so my expectations were sky high. Many will be comparing this to other films, in which case you might be slightly disappointed with the story. But, if you view this as just an action film without even acknowledging the previous films, you will be in <more>
for a treat as this is absolutely entertaining. I'm glad Matt Damon is back and director Paul Greengrass, the directing style is very realistic and even though he uses 'shaky cam' it is done extremely well that it is not disorientating. The supporting cast of Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones and Vincent Cassel were great, playing very professional yet broken characters. The action though, is just flawless. In an age where action films rely heavily on CGI, it is refreshing to see real stunts and real car chases. Sure the main car chase sequence set in Las Vegas is no where near as good as Supremacy's Moscow chase which in my opinion, is the best chase scene ever , it is still energetic, fast-paced and will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story feels very suited to today's news stories with hacking and cyber security, the only problem is with have seen it all before in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation and Spectre. Overall, this is a solid sequel that expands the character's tainted history with great action, a good realistic story and plenty of suspense. Ignore the critics on this one and you will not be disappointed.Review at: http://www.themoviediorama.com
I'll say straight up that I'm a big fan of Bourne. This is his 4th proper outing as our forgetful hero, if you ignore 2012's "The Bourne Legacy" with Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz: a 'parallel time-stream' drama that - rather against the stream of opinion I think - I also quite liked. Here Matt Damon's Jason Bourne is set free of the torture of his memories of the past. Or is he? In a Snowdenesque opening, rogue agent Nicky Parsons Julia Stiles is in Reykjavik hacking into the CIAs database of black ops files and uncovers materials that allow Bourne to <more>
regress to memories before he was indoctrinated to become the one-man fighting machine: memories that come very close to home and hearth.For Bourne is still a tortured soul in this film, drifting from country to country off the grid and making cash by flooring opponents cock-fighting style in bare knuckle fights.By being contacted by Parsons, Bourne appears on the radar of ambitious CIA cyber-intelligence officer Heather #ratherboringname Lee Alicia Vikander and new CIA director Robert Dewey Tommy Lee Jones . In familiar fashion now, Dewey dispatches an asset with a serious Bourne grudge - Budge? - the excellent Vincent Cassel "Black Swan" to eliminate the troublesome couple. Much mayhem and bloodshed ensues.Bourne has always been the silent but deadly type, and in this film he goes to extremes with the director Paul Greengrass, back in the saddle again only giving him an alleged 25 lines in the whole film I wasn't sad enough to count them but I can believe that to be true . Centre stage in the acting stakes again though is my favourite actress of the moment Alicia Vikander who just radiates class with a mesmerising screen presence. Tommy Lee Jones - an actor who has always had too much skin for his face, now going into overdrive with age - is also superb, and as they spend much of their screen time together, the combo is compelling.But most people go to see Bourne for the action, and again the film doesn't disappoint, with a sequence set round Paddington being particularly thrilling and a Vegas-set car chase to die for literally if you were unfortunate to be driving the strip that night! . For there is carnage a plenty in this film, with probably the highest body count of any Bourne film to date.Technically the film is really well put together, although you need to pay pretty close attention. The traditionally jerky-camera approach makes reading computer screens and text messages stressful for the viewer: the motion pauses for about 32 nano-seconds for reading purposes, so this film must be very hard work for dyslexics.There's some really nice featuring of new video surveillance technology picking out identities from the crowd which you might think is science fiction, but is not since my 'day-job' company - Verint - develops such solutions! I have seen other reports that Bourne fans were disappointed by this outing. I was not. I thought it was well up to standard. True there is a certain sense of re-tread or perhaps that should be re-treadstone, arf! to this, but the same could certainly be said for similar franchises like Bond, and all of the current stock of superhero films . I personally can never get enough of Bourne - even the music and the pleasantly familiar end titles are a joy - so for me that's just fine! Recommended! Please visit http://bob-the-movie-man.com to see the graphical version of this review. You can enter your email address there to automatically receive future OMM reviews. Thanks .
For an action thriller it's a very good film. Plot is solid. Characters are developed well. All actors play well. Personally, I was stuck to my seat. Albeit in some points I couldn't catch the routine, for example about the American passport. I didn't get how Jason or Heather managed to get the passport. Even considering some intervals that had slow pace, I don't understand why some people say it's a bad film. I think it's a good sequel to the original trilogy too. The only regret I have is that Nicky is dead and we won't see Julia Stiles anymore in the next Bourne <more>
films. The only reason I don't give it a 10 is that some sequences and characters can be omitted, while some necessary information are not given.
The Boune formula: a film by the books (by diego_heisenberg)
I love the Bourne trilogy, specially the Paul Greengrass ones, he has a very specific way to conduct both action and story in a engaging way. I skipped Legacy and when it was announced that Greengrass and Matt Damon would return, I was instantly thrilled.And by the most part, the movie works. Damon nails yet again, Bourne is now and old and not-so-calm character and his performance was fantastic. The action was really good, various well made and sharp sequences. My issue with this movie it's the story, not quite good as the previous one that whole subplot was boring but the formula of <more>
the franchise is more visible than ever.A MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT. FROM NOW ON I WILL SPOIL ALMOST EVERY MOVIE ASPECT.1 - Bourne contact is shot in the beginning: In Supremacy Marie got shot in head, in Ultimatum the journalist got shot in the head. In Jason Bourne Nicky gets shot obligating Bourne to return2 - - CIA evil boss: Every movie had an important CIA agent whose only agenda in terminating Bourne. In Identity we got Chris Cooper, In Supremacy we got Brain Cox, In Ultimatum we got David Strathaim and Scott Glenn too and now we got Tommy Lee Jones portraying Tommy Lee Jones.3 - Head of Bourne chase is not into killing Bourne: in the last two movie Pamela Landy while hunting Bourne was unveiling the truth behind his hunt and started to help him. Alicia Vikander character also does this, with a little Nicky element once she enters the action. 4 - The asset: this point is a improvement. The killers lives by Clive Owen, Karl Urban and Edgar Ramírez were under explored character and a waste of their actors talent. Vincent Cassel asset is more fleshed out, but it's the old vengeance cliché.5 - Encounter in a crowded place: In Supremacy Bourne meets Nicky in a German manifestation, In Ultimatum Bourne meets the journalist in a English station, now Bourne meet Nicky in a Greek riot. 6 - Flashbacks: in every movie Jason Bourne remembers more about his past. It's impressive how the writers are capable of coming up with new things, thankfully, the new flashbacks are pretty coherent but still it's just there to gets Bourne upset. 7º In this last topic I'll include expected moments, I basically watch the Bourne franchise because of them: Hand-to-hand combat w/ objects Greengrass shaky cam in these scenes is always a weak point, it's required to be over-focused to not get lost Big car chase in the end getting 'better and bigger' CIA trying to bulls**t Bourne, but he outsmart them personal favorite And, of course, Extreme Ways at the end with a awesome Bourne move. Don't get me wrong, Jason Bourne is a terrific time at the theaters, entertaining as hell, probably a better summer blockbuster than anything playing right now. The issue is: it's getting repetitive. P.S.: English is not my native language, sorry about any mistake you may found.
A very enjoyable fifth technically fourth entry (by MrDHWong)
Jason Bourne is the fifth entry technically fourth, as The Bourne Legacy is really a spin-off in the Bourne action spy thriller film series. While I still consider The Bourne Ultimatum to be the best in the series and nothing else will ever to top it, I think this one is still an enjoyable follow-up. It never felt contrived and added some more interesting backstory for Jason Bourne's character.Set a decade after the events of The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne Matt Damon emerges from hiding to find out more about his past. However, little does Bourne know that the CIA have activated <more>
Operation Ironhand, the successor to both Operations Treadstone and Blackbriar, in an attempt to hunt him down and bring him back into their hands.While the film still follows the typical Bourne format, that's how I like it best. It is filled with some great action scenes and some very poignant moments involving Jason Bourne trying to remember who he really is. Matt Damon is once again excellent in the title role, even after fourteen years of playing him. Director Paul Greengrass' trademark shaky-cam also returns in this film, which was noticeably absent in The Bourne Legacy. If you enjoy the Jason Bourne series, then I'd say check this one out.I rate it 8/10
If you like real action this is movie for you (by pkzip-34434)
The basic story is good but plot holes are let down. The acting was actually quite good especially for Cassel, Damon and Vikander. Tommy Lee Jones did only so-so and politically correct character played by Essandoh was ridiculous and irritating. The action sequences, locations and fast story were riveting. Camera work, immersion and angles were excellent, especially since most of the shots had minimal CGI. I have to admit that the plot holes did not bothered me as much because it is fast pace movie. There are many reviewers that are complaining about the plot and rightfully so. I'm not <more>
sure why such big budget movie did't pay more attention to the movie plot. For Jason Bourne fans this movie will not disappoint. Director Greengrass scored really well on fast pace spy movie.